Extinction Extravaganza

I Know Dino: The Big Dinosaur Podcast

Oct 19 2022 • 1 hr 4 mins

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Dinosaur of the day Brachytrachelopan, a dicraeosaurid sauropod from the Late Jurassic that had an extremely short neck (for a sauropod).

In dinosaur news this week:

  • A new abelisaurid from Patagonia, Elemgasem, was small but named after a mighty Tehuelche god
  • Scientists suggested volcanic eruptions could be the main reason for mass extinctions
  • Scientists suggested dinosaurs were on the decline before they went extinct
  • The moon includes evidence of asteroid impacts on Earth
  • There is a second underwater crater that is from around the same time as Chicxulub
  • A new model shows the tsunami after the Chicxulub impact
  • The Chicxulub impact may have triggered an earthquake that lasted weeks to months
  • Precipitation played a role in the abundance and success of hadrosaurs and ceratopsians in the Late Cretaceous in what is now Alaska
  • Dinosaurs may have been successful and diverse because of the differences in their diets
  • 80 million year old dinosaur eggs were recently found in Jiangxi Province, China
  • In Skåne, Sweden, large carnivorous dinosaurs from the Late Triassic were recently found
  • Reykjavík might be getting a Triceratops skeleton to display
  • To celebrate National Fossil Day, Mississippi State University’s Dunn-Seiler Museum had a competition to name their Triceratops
  • A man in New Zealand used VR to sculpt and then 3D print a life-sized model of a Tyrannosaurus

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