This is a blog post I originally wrote for the PLOS Paleontology Community blog, and am archiving it here on my personal website. You can find the original post here. Remember the Alamo? Well, it’s easy to forget when you are staring at this massive dinosaur. It makes that Tyrannosaurus look like a puppy in comparison.Continue reading “Alamosaurus: how this massive titan’s neck is impacting relationships of titanosaurs | PLOS Paleo Community”
Southern Utah boasts one of the best dinosaur tracksites in North America. Here’s why you should visit it.
This is a blog post I recently wrote for the PLOS Paleontology Community Blog. I am archiving it on my personal website. You can access the original article here. Last week, a new species of dinosaur was described in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. The dinosaur, Arkansaurus fridayi, is an ornithomimosaur the Early Cretaceous ofContinue reading “Stepping Out: New Ornithomimosaur from Arkansas Described | PLOS Paleo Community”
We’ve made it! Coming in at #1 is an absolutely amazing dinosaur published this summer in PLOS ONE. Congratulations to Gualicho shinyae, the didactyl theropod from Argentina, and named in honor of Akiko Shinya, fossil preparator at The Field Museum. The study, led by authors Sebastián Apesteguía (Universidad Maimónides in Argentina), Nathan D. Smith (the Dinosaur Institute at theContinue reading “PLOS Paleo Top 10 OA Fossil Vertebrates #1: Gualicho shinyae”
The next winner, coming in at #8, in our PLOS Paleontology Top 10 Open Access Fossil Vertebrates contest, is Sarmientosaurus musacchioi, which was published in April of this year in PLOS ONE. Sarmientosaurus is no humble creature; rather it belongs to one of the most massive groups of organisms to ever inhabit this planet: the titanosaurs. But beyond its grandeurContinue reading “PLOS Paleo Top 10 OA Fossil Vertebrates #8: Sarmientosaurus musacchioi”
Editor Note: Hi guys, Sarah here! I read this post over at the Extinct Blog about a month ago, and found it a great informative read by guest blogger Don Brinkman from the Royal Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller, Alberta. I wanted to bring it to the attention of the PLOS Paleo Community, so with the permission of the folksContinue reading “From the Community: From Bonebeds to Paleoecology”
Ouch! That word came to mind a lot while reading a new paper published today in PLOS ONE. In the new paper, authors Phil Senter from Fayetteville State University and Sara Juengst from Appalachian State University, both located in North Carolina, describe the many injuries inflicted upon one poor Dilophosaurus wetherilli. And to be honest,Continue reading “What a pain in the…arms! A record-breaking number of injuries in a theropod dinosaur”
Speaking on behalf of Andy, Jon, and myself, we are always striving to make the PLOS Paleo Community a useful venue for our readers (and you can help us even more by taking the PLOS Blogs reader survey before February 15!). In addition to presenting and reviewing the latest in paleontology Open Access research, weContinue reading “Featured Paleoartist: Studiospectre’s Stephen R. Moore”