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I Know Dino: The Big Dinosaur Podcast

Sep 22 2022 • 1 hr 7 mins

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Dinosaur of the day Zapalasaurus, a basal diplodocoid sauropod that lived in the Early Cretaceous in what is now Neuquén Province, Argentina.

In dinosaur news this week:

  • A new carcharodontosaurid with tiny arms, Meraxes gigas, helps show that all large-headed carnivores had relatively small arms
  • Gastroliths and Deinonychus teeth have been found associated with April the Tenontosaurus
  • Scientists looked at the growth of the smallest (but not yet named) ornithopod that lived in what is now Spain
  • An opalized fossil may be a new dinosaur species
  • The Australian Opal Centre hosts an annual dinosaur fossil dig
  • Ubirajara is being returned to Brazil
  • Podokesaurus holyokensis became the official state dinosaur of Massachusetts
  • Delaware has a state dinosaur, Dryptosaurus
  • There are seven missing sculptures from Crystal Palace Dinosaurs
  • Lottie, the Triceratops statue from Louisville, Kentucky got a makeover
  • NBC is making a new natural history series show called Surviving Earth
  • Stephen Fry is hosting Dinosaur — with Stephen Fry, a four part series about dinosaurs in the Jurassic and Cretaceous
  • You can play Dinosaur Fossil Hunter on Steam
  • Games Radar published a list of the 10 best dinosaur games

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