- A new study on the caudal pneumaticity of saltasaurine titanosaurs, according to ScienceDirect
- Dinosaurs may have hunted in packs, based on footprints in New Mexico, according to USA Today
- According to Phys and BMC Ecology, dinosaur bonebeds are incredibly important in helping find patterns of dinosaur communities and their ecology
- Moustache frog released a blues song called “Revisionist Paleontological Blues” on Songtree
- Cambridge University has released a Youtube video of the song, Jolly Old Beast, which was written about Iggy the Iguanodon
- Motherboard shared a list of the best paleo art of 2016
- According to AFR, dinosaurs have lost their monster status
- The Conversation published an article on how Dippy the Diplodocus was carefully packed up after being dismantled
Josh told us he’s doing an ink and watercolor version, emulating William Stout, one of his paleo-art heroes. This ink piece will be featured in an exhibit that opens today at the Treehouse Children’s Museum in Ogden, Utah alongside “Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice.” Josh is co-exhibiting with Michael Goodwin, a paleo-artist who has done some excellent work with airbrushing.
Here’s what came out this week in dinosaur news:
- LiveScience reported that Carnufex carolinensis, the “Butcher Crocodile,” which lived 230 million years ago (before dinosaurs), was 9-feet tall, walked on two legs, and ate armored reptiles and early mammals
- Paleo-artist Tyler Keillor, who often creates artistic representations of dinosaurs that give the public their first impressions of what a species looked like, argued that T-rex had lips, according to the Wall Street Journal and the WSJ blog.
- Families can learn how to create fossil models at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, according to WRAL
- Singapore’s annual Balloon Event will feature 10 dinosaur balloon sculptures, made by 45 artists from 9 countries, and using 85,000 balloons (14 different types of balloons); according to The Straits Times, “the huge installation will be an attempt to break the record for Singapore’s Largest Balloon Landscape”
- ABC reported that the Museum of Ancient Life in Lehigh, Utah is getting 125-million-year-old skeletons, including 10 Utahraptors, found in what “paleontologists believe the site is the first documented example of dinosaurs trapped by quicksand”
- According to WMI Central, professor David Smith from the Northland Pioneer College has research that proves the dinosaur Nothronychus looked more like an ostrich than a ground sloth, as previously thought
- In Brisbane, Australia, the Brisbane Times reported that scientists have done a CT scan of the bones of Diamantinasaurus matildae, one of the largest dinosaurs in Queensland, to see how it moved and handled all of its weight
- The Queensland Museum in Brisbane, Australia has an exhibit called Dinosaur Discovery: Lost Creatures with 20 animatronic dinosaurs, according to the museum’s website
- Jurassic World won’t be out in theaters until June 12, but there’s already confirmation of a sequel, as reported in Franchise Herald and Jurassic World
- Last, but not least, Geekologie reported a father daughter team who created a 3 minute Lego stop-motion video of Jurassic Park.