Fostoria dhimbangunmal: The Opalized Iguanodontid

On the 3rd of June 2019 new research was published in the Journal of Vertebrate Palaeontology about the fossil discovery of a new iguanodontian dinosaur in Australia named Fostoria dhimbangunmal, discovered at Lightening Ridge. This article will examine this fossil discovery and it’s importance as a new dinosaur species in Australia.

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Thoughts on the palaeontological fieldwork taking place in the Jurassic Mile, Wyoming June 2019.

On the 25th March 2019 a new joint palaeontological fieldwork expedition was announced. This fieldwork will see palaeontologists from the Natural History Museum London, The University of Manchester, The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis and the Naturalis Biodiversity Centre in the Netherlands work together in the Badlands of Wyoming USA to discover new Jurassic dinosaur remains in addition to other animal remains from 150 million years go.

This article will share my thoughts on this fieldwork project, which will be starting this coming June and why Wyoming remains my number one dinosaur field site locality to visit.

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Moros intrepidus: The Tiny Tyrannosaur

On the 21st of February 2019 palaeontologists published research about the fossil discovery of Moros intrepidus a new species of tyrannosaur. This article will explain this discovery and what it means for a better understanding of tyrannosaurid development.

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Ichthyosaur Blubber Discovery: Evidence that these Marine Reptiles were Warm-Blooded!

On the 5th of December 2018 new research was published by palaeontologists in the Journal of Nature about the analysis of blubber tissue in a preserved specimen of the Early Jurassic ichthyosaur Stenopterygius. This article will examine this fossil discovery and why it is important evidence for warm bloodedness in ichthyosaurs. Continue reading “Ichthyosaur Blubber Discovery: Evidence that these Marine Reptiles were Warm-Blooded!”