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On the News | Mexico | Dinosaur Tail Sold in Mexico Auction Sparks Controversy @ I4U News

On the News @ I4U News Title:  Dinosaur Tail Sold in Mexico Auction Sparks Controversy EFE Excerpt: “Moroccan authorities have opened an urgent investigation into the apparent trafficking of a rare Moroccan dinosaur fossil. In January, a 160 million-year old Moroccan dinosaur tail was put up for auction in Mexico. The fossil was later sold to an anonymous buyer at around $95,000. Now, Moroccan authorities have opened an investigation to

On the News | USA | North Dakota Geological Survey announces public fossil dig dates @ Brainerd Dispatch

On the News @ Brainerd Dispatch Title:  North Dakota Geological Survey announces public fossil dig dates Emily Driscoll Excerpt: “The North Dakota Geological Survey has announced dates and locations for the 2018 Public Fossil Dig. Experienced and amateur diggers are welcome to attend one of the four sites across North Dakota: Dickinson area, June 25-29; Medora, July 12-15; Bismarck area, July 19-21, 23-28; and Pembina Gorge, Aug. 7-11. “The Public

On the News | Brazil | Vale dos Dinossauros, na PB, expõe um dos fósseis mais antigos do Brasil @ G1

On the News @ G1 Title:  Vale dos Dinossauros, na PB, expõe um dos fósseis mais antigos do Brasil G1 Excerpt: “O osso do dinossauro “Sousatitan” que foi encontrado em Sousa, no Sertão paraibano, no ano de 2014 voltou a cidade depois de passar por estudos e agora está em exposição disponível para visita do público no Museu do Vale dos Dinossauros. Segundo os paleontólogos que descobriram o fóssil, esse dinossauro é

On the News | Chile | Aduanas incauta seis piezas fósiles en paso fronterizo Coyhaique Alto @ El Divisadero

On the News @ El Divisadero Title:  Aduanas incauta seis piezas fósiles en paso fronterizo Coyhaique Alto Redacción, Diario El Divisadero Excerpt: “Un ciudadano argentino que ingresaba en su vehículo al país por el paso fronterizo Coyhaique Alto fue sorprendido por personal de Aduanas transportando fósiles, lo que está penado por ley. El personal de Aduanas procedió a realizar la inspección de rutina al vehículo, encontrando en su maletero seis

On the News | Australia | Long tale of ‘turkey’ dinosaur that used to roam south-west Victoria @ The Standard

On the News @ The Standard Title:  Long tale of ‘turkey’ dinosaur that used to roam south-west Victoria Sian Johnson Excerpt: “About 113 million years ago, the body of a small dinosaur that roamed the lush landscape around what is now the south-west coast of Victoria came to rest among tree trunks and branches at the bottom of an ancient river. Fast-forward millions of years to the early 2000s, and sea erosion

On the News | Brazil | O Brasil dos Dinossauros apresenta mapeamento de espécies que viveram no país @ Omelete

On the News @ Omelete Title:  O Brasil dos Dinossauros apresenta mapeamento de espécies que viveram no país Fábio de Souza Gomes Excerpt: “Em nosso território existiram diversos dinossauros, dos pequeninos e mais antigos conhecidos, como o Pampadromeus e Saturnalia, que viveram há 230 milhões de anos, a gigantes titanossauros como o Austroposeidon e Uberabatitan, no final da grande Era, cerca de 70 milhões de anos atrás. Em cemitérios pré-históricos espalhados por todo o Brasil, cerca

On the News | Brazil | Paleontólogos da UFSM coletam fóssil da carapaça de um tatu gigante pré-histórico @ UFSM

On the News @ UFSM Title:  Paleontólogos da UFSM coletam fóssil da carapaça de um tatu gigante pré-histórico UFSM Excerpt: “Embora os dinossauros tenham desaparecido da Terra há aproximadamente 65 milhões de anos, os primeiros seres humanos que habitaram a região central do Rio Grande do Sul, mais de 10 mil anos atrás, ainda tiveram contato com animais gigantescos hoje extintos, incluindo predadores como tigres dentes-de-sabre e ursos, e ainda

On the News | China | Fossils returned to China @ Xinhuanet

On the News @ Xinhuanet Title:  Fossils returned to China Zhou Xin Excerpt: “Eight fossils of dinosaurs and a bird dating back at least 125 million years have been returned to China from Europe. On Saturday, the fossils, including seven of dinosaurs with feathers and one of a primitive bird, went on display at a paleontological museum in northeast China’s Liaoning Province. They were originally found in the province. The fossils

On the News | Canada | Museum run entirely by volunteers to keep moving forward @ Toronto Metro

On the News @ Toronto Metro Title:  Museum run entirely by volunteers to keep moving forward Elysia Conner Excerpt: “Soon after Glenrock’s Paleon Museum opened, Robert Bakker walked into the prep lab and saw 23 women gathered around tables, working meticulously. It might have looked and sounded a little like a sewing bee. But instead of sewing machines, the women were cleaning fossils with brushes and picks. “My bone biddies,”

On the News | China | Scientists see evidence of iridescent rainbow feathers on a dinosaur @ Los Angeles Times

On the News @ Los Angeles Times Title:  Scientists see evidence of iridescent rainbow feathers on a dinosaur Amina Khan Excerpt: “A team of Chinese, American and Belgian scientists have unearthed a 161-million-year-old dinosaur fossil showing that the animal may have had vibrant, iridescent plumage like that of peacocks and other birds today. The fossil of the dazzling dinosaur, described in the journal Nature Communications, sheds fresh light on the evolution of