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A #Guide to Some of the World’s Largest #Dinosaurs | @AMNH | #Jurassic #sauropods

Five sauropods are highlighted in this post from the American Museum of Natural History. What is amazing is not their massive size or long necks with tiny heads but that they were one of the most successful groups to roam our planet--for 140 million years! Read about: Apatosaurus, Diplodocus, Brachiosaurus, Camarasaurus, and Patagotitan.

The #Jurassic's Big 5 | Scientific American Blog Network | @sciam | #MorrisonFm #ecology

Brian Switek (@Laelaps) provides a snaphot view of the Morrison Formation's inbatitants and ecologies based on the space and time study of 291 fossil localities by John Whitlock, Kelli Trujillo, and Gina Hanik.

Could #Humans and #Dinosaurs #Coexist? Here's the #Science | @NatGeo

Could dinosaurs be resurrected and survive in the present world? John Pickrell looks into this question by examining: dinosaur DNA over geologic time; gene-editing technology and de-extinction; and could dinosaurs survive in the present world with different ecological resources and relationships.

The Hidden #History of the #JurassicPark #Logo | @TIFF_net

A thorough discussion, with lots of accompanying graphics, of the development of the iconic film logo--from using Osborn's 1917 illustrated AMNH 5027 mount to marketing decisions to the selectiion of a then under used typography.

#Dinosaurs After ‘Jurassic Park’: Paleontologists on What’s #Changed, 25 Years Later | @newsweek

A quite thorough article about the impact the film had on dinoasur paleontology and the subsequest research that followed the film leading to even behavioral aspects of dinosaurs. The article starts with what the original film had right about dinosaurs at the time of its release  to what was used for "story telling." The article then covers major research discoveries that followed--from feathers, to growth comparisons to either reptiles or birds, to international discoveries, to the down-side of black markets. Many leading and varied dinosaur paleontogists were interviewed and contributed to the article.

Making B-Movie Magic on a Dinosaur Dig | @NatGeo PROOF | #dinosaur #toy #photos

A “Land of the Lost” meets modern Montana. Kim Hubbard makes tintype photographs of toy Jurassic dinosaurs at a Livingston, MT dig site in the Morrison Fm.

Sedimentology and ichnology of the Mafube dinosaur track site (Lower Jurassic, eastern Free State, South Africa): a report on footprint preservation and palaeoenvironment [PeerJ]

The fluvio-lacustrine and aeolian rocks of the Upper Triassic - Lower Jurassic Elliot and Clarens formations (Karoo Supergroup) preserve not only a range of vertebrate body fossils, but also a plethora of vertebrate invertebrate and plant…

Red Gulch Dinosaur Tracksite | @BLMNational | #Jurassic #dinosaurs #BLMPaleo

A 7:41 video by the BLM on the Red Gulch Dinosaur Tracksite between Shell and Greybull, WY. The tracksite iis the largest dinosaur tracksite in Wyoming, and one of two Middle Jurassic age tracksites known in the world. The tracksite area contains literally thousands of rare Middle Jurassic age theropod tracks embedded in oolitic limestone. The paleoenvironment is interpreted to be along the Sundance Sea shoreline 167 million years ago with dozens of other theropods, looking to pick up a bite of lunch from what washed up on the last high tide. The site was discovered by Erik Kvale in 1997 along with Cliff and Row Manuel.

New Lenox paleontologist creating 3-D maps of historic Jurassic site

Steve Clawson is interviewed and is using three-dimensional photography to map the New Lenox paleontologist creating 3-D maps of historic Cleveland Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry.

Meet the keepers of the Jurassic dead | The Washington Post

Brian Switek provides an account of past and present preservation attempts of the quarry wall at Dinosaur National Monument through current park paleontologist Dan Chure.