In our 189th episode we got to speak with Glen McIntosh who has been working at Industrial Light & Magic since 1998, and has worked on a number of films, including Star Wars: Episodes 1-3, E.T., and Jurassic Park III, Jurassic World, and Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom. You can see him briefly in a making of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom here telling Chris Pratt that the dinosaurs will be “even better” in Fallen Kingdom.
Episode 189 also features Lamaceratops, a small—possibly dubious—ceratopsian from Mongolia.
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In this episode, we discuss:
- A new Triassic sauropod from Argentina, Ingentia, shows very early gigantism and incredibly fast growth rates
- 35 people spent 20 days in Mongolia and unearthed hundreds of new dinosaur fossils
- The Lapworth Museum of Geology has a new exhibition from called “Drawing out the Dinosaurs” featuring two centuries of art and media
- Union Station in Kansas City, Missouri, has an exhibit from now until January 6, called “Dinosaurs Revealed.” with 26 life-sized animatronic dinosaurs
- North Pioneer College in northeastern Arizona will be offering a new paleontology course this fall, all about Dinosaurs
- This clip shows many of the Jurassic Park characters, including the dinosaurs, wearing high heels
- Already have speculations on what Jurassic World 3 will be like, including dinosaurs taking over the entire world
The dinosaur of the day Lamaceratops
- Ceratopsian that lived in the Late Cretaceous ~85MYO in what is now Mongolia
- Probably small like other mongolian ceratopsians
- Name means “Lama horned face”
- Found in the Nemegt Valley, found a partial skull and lower jaw
- Named in 2003 by V. R. Alifanov
- Type species is Lamaceratops tereschenkoi
- Not enough fossils to know how big it was, but we may be able to guess based on Bagaceratops
- Bagaceratops was roughly the size of a medium sized dog about 1m (3ft) long & under 100lbs
- Not everyone thinks Lamaceratops is a valid genus, and some think the fossils found could be referred to Bagaceratops (since the fossils for both are very similar), though Lamaceratops could also be a new species of Bagaceratops
- Talk about Bagaceratops in episode 72 (small, probably cute dinosaur)
- Part of the family Bagaceratopsidae, a group of dinosaurs with parrot-like beaks that lived in the Cretaceous in what is now Asia
Some dinosaur fossils are radioactive.
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