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  1. Hey guys hope everyone is staying safe during this time of uncertainty. Me and friend have created a fossil Instagram page to share our collection and have a platform to show it off while we are all in lockdown. Not just are we going to be sharing fossils and hopefully when this is all over showing field work we also have got a few friends who are currently publishing work during there PhD’s all across the world. Having discussed with them earlier we are gonna be promoting paper and stuff when released and sharing links to where you can find them as well as a little blurb each time they get one publish- here’s the link to the first i hope to see you all on our page! kaiser
  2. Various drawings

    Two T rex, some hippo bones and a few designs that aren't strickly paleoart but I hope are okay to post nonetheless!
  3. This rock was found on a Coastal path in the Isle of Man. Any idea what this could be?
  4. Hi all! Last year we visited the spanish dinosaurs and other biota exhibition at the Museum of Science. All the fossils displayed where found in Valencia area (Spain) and belong to Late Jurassic and Cretaceous (mainly Barremian age). Spain has yielded a very large lower cretaceous dinosaur fauna very similar to those of the UK. Enjoy...
  5. UtahFossilHunter’s Classics

    This will be a topic dedicated to classic papers in paleontology, paleobiology, and paleoecology. I will be uploading randomly selected papers that are known as a “classics” or what I think will be future classics. They will usually be well known but not all will be. Hopefully, it’ll be about one a week at least for the next year. For the first one here is Periodicity of extinctions in the geologic past by David M. Raup and J. John Sepkoski Jr. LINK
  6. Interesting debate , I'm finding it difficult to comprehend. All suggestions welcome, I've qouted the headline below , with the link. "In these austerity-hardened times, why should palaeontology be funded over health research, team sports and performing arts?" https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/nov/09/is-palaeontology-a-waste-of-public-money?CMP=share_btn_tw
  7. Dinosaurs at Barnes, 28th October

    Hi Folks, I hope its OK to post this here - I've found nothing in the faq to suggest otherwise, its highly relevant and The Dinosaur Society and WWT London Wetland Centre are both charities. This weekend sees our conference and dinosaur art gallery, Dinosaurs at Barnes, for which we still have some tickets. More details at dinosaursociety.com If you are about Friday and want a big dose of palaeontology then this is definitely worth attending - please check the illustrious list of speakers and artists. Many thanks, Sean
  8. Masiakasaurus vs Noasaurus!

    Welcome to the first entry of my dino blog! I figured for the first entry I should do something exciting and personal to me, so I'm doing a face-off between my two favourite dinosaurs: masiakasaurus and noasaurus! These two dinos are roughly the same size and are the two smallest abelisaurids found so far. Before we get into the match-up, lets look at some stats and figures for the reptiles themselves. First off we have masiakasaurus, a piscivorous dinosaur with long, outward jutting teeth designed to capture and make sure any fish caught can't escape. Its arms had to be strong in order for it to hold on to its wriggling and squirming prey, and it's fingers end with hooked claws that would latch onto any fish snatched from the riverbank. It was 5.6 feet long (2 metres) and definitely is a strong and deadly competitor. Now we have noasaurus, an abelisaurid that closely resembles the maniraptorans, for the killing claw on nova's hands was originally thought to be based on it's foot, like a raptor. Noasaurus was an active hunter and could reach blisteringly fast speeds, presumably using similar hunting techniques to deinonychus and velociraptor- going for the soft, fleshy part throat of the animal. This abelisaur was 7.9 feet long (2.6 metres) and will definitely prove more than a match for masiakasaurus. THE FIGHT: This fight would probably only happen if noasaurus' hunting grounds started to clash with the section of the river masiakasaurus hunts by. As rivers generate a large amount of noise, noasaurus would definitely gain the advantage as it snuck up on masiaka, who would be facing the river, searching for prey. Noasaurus' first move would presumably to lunge from behind onto masiakasaurus' neck, attempting to get a killing strike in with the claw on it's hand. This move would likely push them both into the river (dinosaurs are pretty dumb, so noasaurus wouldn't have planned for that to happen!) where masiakasaurus would gain the advantage. It's outward jutting teeth would have to be strong to hold staring and thrashing prey, but they just weren't suited for attacking other dinosaurs. The hooked talons on it's hands, however... As masiakasaurus lacks hunting and attacking instinct, it would probably throw some wild slashes at the lightly built noasaurus, who would be struggling to keep it's snout above the water. Masiakasaurus would probably have experience from falling in to it's hunting grounds, and so would be prepared to get out. And as masiakasaurus would escape the confines of the water, the blood and gashes from the battle would attract some other aspiring aquatic predators. The poor, drowning noasaurus would presumably be finished by a crocodile of some sort or, once it drowned, scavenged by some smaller, predatory fish. So, in the end... MASIAKASAURUS WINS!
  9. Cretaceous Of Germany & Bohemia

    About the fossils of the Upper Cretaceous of the Saxonian/Bohemian Cretaceous Basins (German & Czech Republic). Picture: fluvial (albian/lower cenomanian) and marine sediments (upper cenomanian - lower coniacian) in the Saxonian Cretaceous Basin. The Czech part is incomplete on this map. in german:www.kreidefossilien.de english version (rudimentary): www.kreidefossilien.de/en/ Markus
  10. Hi everyone, I would like to shear my blog on micropalaeontology with you, and I hope you find it helpful. It is my honour to receive and shear your opinion in micropaleontology. The blog needs time to be completed, and I am ready to know your suggestions about it. Link: Micropalaeontology Blog Regards, Majed