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PostSubject: Re: Paleo Discoveries of 2018   Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:54 pm

Extict cave bear DNA has been found in today's modern bears.

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PostSubject: Re: Paleo Discoveries of 2018   Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:41 pm

This is a fascinating article about how alvarezsaurs evolved.

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PostSubject: Re: Paleo Discoveries of 2018   Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:46 pm

It looks like part of the Dakotaraptor skeleton came from a turtle.

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PostSubject: Re: Paleo Discoveries of 2018   Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:38 pm

That one hadrosaur skeleton from Hokkaido, Japan has been cleaned and in 60% complete. It's also the largest dinosaur skeleton ever found in Japan.

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PostSubject: Re: Paleo Discoveries of 2018   Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:04 pm

A new member of the iguanodont family has been found in the Gobi Desert in Mongolia. It's name is Choyrodon barsboldi.

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PostSubject: Re: Paleo Discoveries of 2018   Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:03 pm

We may finally know what dinosaur DNA really looks like.

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PostSubject: Re: Paleo Discoveries of 2018   Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:21 pm

A new species of Alvarezsaurid Dinosaur has been found in Central China in a Late Cretaceous formation. It's name is Qiupanykus zhangi.

Research has shown that it most likely ate dinosaur eggs.



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PostSubject: Re: Paleo Discoveries of 2018   Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:12 pm

A discovery in Jordan shows that mosasaurs had tails like sharks do.

This means that they were more then able to catch fast prey.

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PostSubject: Re: Paleo Discoveries of 2018   Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:23 pm

A new bird found in the Hebei province of Northeastern China has been found and named Jinguofortis perplexus. It lived 127 mya and had a mix of bird and dinosaur features.


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PostSubject: Re: Paleo Discoveries of 2018   Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:58 pm

A species of elephant bird, Vorombe Titan, has been declared the largest bird to have ever lived.

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PostSubject: Re: Paleo Discoveries of 2018   Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:27 pm

A new 9-10 meter (27-33 foot) long tyrannosaur has been found in New Mexico and has been described as Dynamoterror dynastes.

First there is those 2 specimens of T. rex, then Bistahieversor, and now this new one, Dynamoterror. New Mexico has been a very happy surprise when it comes to tyrannosaur fossils.

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PostSubject: Re: Paleo Discoveries of 2018   Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:38 pm

Fossil skull of a young Diplodocus has been found, described, and named Andrew.









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PostSubject: Re: Paleo Discoveries of 2018   Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:33 pm

An 85 year old baby Tylosaurus fossil shows that mosasaurs may have lived like orcas.

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PostSubject: Re: Paleo Discoveries of 2018   Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:29 pm

It looks like the elongated feet of T. rex and other large theropods helped them hunt prey because the shape helped tone down the noise when they where walking.

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PostSubject: Re: Paleo Discoveries of 2018   Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:49 pm

A well preserved 120 million year old bird from China, Archaeorhynchus spathula, not only had it's feathers preserved, but also one of it's lungs.


UPDATE. HUGE NEWS

Amphicoelias fragillimus has been re-described as Maraapunisaurus fragillimus, a Rebbachisaurid sauropod.

Nobody saw this one coming.

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PostSubject: Re: Paleo Discoveries of 2018   Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:24 pm

A 70 million year old has been found in the Gobi Desert by Japanese and Mongolian paleontologists.

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PostSubject: Re: Paleo Discoveries of 2018   Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:43 pm

All the skull bones of the Tufts-Love T. rex have been accounted for.



In related news, T. rex could bite with a force of 34,000 newtons.

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PostSubject: Re: Paleo Discoveries of 2018   Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:21 pm

Got a bundle here.

A new species of Archaeopteryx has been named and described as Archaeopteryx albersdoerferi.




A new species of the Maimenchisaur family found in Middle Jurassic era formation in the Anhui Province of China has been named and described as Anhuilong diboensis.

A new species of Azhdarchid pterosaur (think Quetzalcoatlus) found in Late Cretaceous formation era strata in France has been named and described as Mistralazhdarcho maggii.



Pierre Lavaud made this illustration.

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PostSubject: Re: Paleo Discoveries of 2018   Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:56 pm

A 110 million year old sauropod found in Argentina has been named and described as Lavocatisaurus agrioensis.

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PostSubject: Re: Paleo Discoveries of 2018   Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:59 pm

It looks like tyrannosaurs were quite maneuverable.

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PostSubject: Re: Paleo Discoveries of 2018   Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:20 pm

The early tyrannosaur, Dilong had an S-shaped brain. This actually helped its agility and balance.

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PostSubject: Re: Paleo Discoveries of 2018   Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:33 pm

Tiny raptor tracks made by raptors the size of sparrows were found in South Korea.

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PostSubject: Re: Paleo Discoveries of 2018   Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:22 am

A new Abeilsaur found in Brazil has been named and described as Thanos simonattoi.

Somebody has been seeing a lot of Avengers: Infinity War lately.

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PostSubject: Re: Paleo Discoveries of 2018   Yesterday at 1:00 pm

A toe bone of an ornithopod dinosaur has been found in Oregon.

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