Ankylosaur and sauropod tail weapons plus a paleo controversy

I Know Dino: The Big Dinosaur Podcast

Jan 5 2023 • 1 hr 3 mins

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Dinosaur of the day Abrosaurus, a sauropod from China whose species name was originally "giant nose."

In dinosaur news this week:

  • One of the papers about the Tanis site has been accused of having fake data
  • There’s a new dwarf rhabdodontid dinosaur, Transylvanosaurus platycephalus
  • Ankylosaurs probably evolved their tails for fighting each other, not for defending against predators
  • Diplodocid tails could not break the speed of sound, according to a new model
  • Artificial Intelligence helped solve the mystery of dinosaur tracks in Queensland, Australia

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