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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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Caihong juji illustrated by Afton Kern

This Mesozoic Month: August 2018

This Mesozoic Month

August has slipped through our fingers, but it brought us an insane amount of treasures wrenched from the unforgiving Earth by hard-working paleontologists, exalted by paleoartists, and eulogized by science journalists and paleobloggers. Hats off, my fossil-smitten friends! There was so much stuff this month (or maybe more of it found its way to me, idk), I split the usual news section up and gave new taxa their own section. In the News The next Jurassic Foundation grant deadline is…

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