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Tupuxuara illustration by Lucas Attwell

This Mesozoic Month: August 2019

This Mesozoic Month

Time to close the door on August of 2019 with a look back at what this month brought us in Mesozoic paleontology, from the journals and news pages to the scattered paleontology community around the web. As is our custom. Before we begin a quick reminder that I am looking for a few good paleo-tattoos for an upcoming gallery post. Read my recent post about Glendon Mellow’s tattoo designs for more details! In the News Just missed this one last…

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Shringasaurus illustration by Liam Edward: detail of the head

This Mesozoic Month: February 2019

This Mesozoic Month

Moving further into 2019, here’s our second This Mesozoic Month roundup. Only two months in, and already we’ve received an incredible bounty of new publications. New stuff isn’t the only research to celebrate, as we had an auspicious occasion happen this week. A whole half century has passed since Ostrom’s publication of Deinonychus antirrhopus! Everyone here at LITC wishes this true icon of the dinosaur renaissance the happiest of name days. In the News Dicraeosauridae welcomed a freaky new member,…

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This Mesozoic Month: September 2018

This Mesozoic Month

Not the best month. The world watched as the National Museum of Brazil burned to the ground, destroying an incalculably valuable collection of historical, archaeological, palaeontological, and biological artifacts. Our hearts go out to all of the dedicated museum workers who scrambled to save what they could. It’s a tragedy to the global community. In the News Fitting to start with new research out of Brazil, then. A new species of the sphagesaurid genus Caipirasuchus has been described from the…

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Paleoart of Lariosaurus by Brian Choo

This Mesozoic Month: February 2018

This Mesozoic Month

A bit of a quieter month than January, which coincided with an incredibly hectic month here on the homefront. But I am undaunted, and here is a quick roundup of news, blogging, video, art, and more from February of 2018. Let’s stick a pin in it. In the News A few years back, a mighty impressive assemblage of Mesozoic trackways was found at NASA’s Goddard Flight Center in Maryland, and now it’s been published. Read more from Everything Dinosaur. Eogranivora…

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Apatosaurus louisae on display at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History

Visiting the Carnegie Museum of Natural History – Part 1

Museums

Last week, Jennie and I took a trip to Pittsburgh, PA. Telling people you’re going to Pittsburgh in the middle of January elicits a lot of “what for?” reactions. Well, the “what for” was a good one, thank you very much. It was the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, a museum I’ve long wanted to visit, and it far exceeded my expectations. It was the best dinosaur hall I’ve ever visited, and though I had done a bit of research…

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