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!”

Macrocollum itaquii: An Insight Into Sauropodomorph Evolution

On the 21st of November 2018 new research was published in the Journal of The Royal Society about the discovery of a new species of dinosaur named Macrocollum itaquii. In this article I examine this dinosaur discovery and what it means for understanding early dinosaur evolution during the Triassic era.

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Dinosaurs Galore: The Dinosaur Exhibits of London’s Natural History Museum

After what must be over 18 years I visited the Natural History Museum in London yesterday. In this article I give my laid back review of what I saw, what dinosaur exhibits I thought were brilliant and those that I felt could be improved upon further.

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Discovery of new juvenile Diplodocid skull in Montana raises more questions than answers about sauropod development

On the 11th of October 2018 research was published in the Journal of Scientific Reports about a wonderful discovery, a relatively rare find of a skull from a juvenile diplodocid. This article will examine this fossil discovery and what it means for understanding young sauropod development.

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