I Know Dino: The Big Dinosaur Podcast
Dracopelta - Episode 211
Dec 12, 2018 · 55 min
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Dinosaur of the day Dracopelta, an ankylosaur with sides covered in overlapping armor.

Interview with Brian Switek, a science writer who’s written for Smithsonian, National Geographic, Nature, Slate, and Jurassic World, to name a few, he has a blog, Laelaps, on Scientific American, and he’s written numerous books, including My Beloved Brontosaurus, Prehistoric Predators, and Written in Stone.

In dinosaur news this week:

  • A new dinosaur, and close relative to Carnotaurus, was named after the supervillain Thanos
  • The holotype jaw of Megalosaurus from the 1790s was chemically analyzed, they found Lead and Barium indicating two separate repairs
  • A rare opalized dinosaur toe bone of Kakuru kujani from South Australia resurfaced for sale online after five decades
  • Johnston Park has a new theropod on display, known as the Rosewood Swamp Tramper, along with other dinosaur statues
  • 39 juvenile Psittacosaurus went on display in Shenyang, Liaoning Province in China
  • The Museum of Science of the Chicxulub Crater just opened on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula
  • The Yale Peabody Museum renovations will begin in 2020, with plans to reopen the museum in the fall of 2023
  • The Museum of the Rockies is offering Tours for Tots: Growing Dinosaurs on February 5
  • The Dalton Wells dinosaur site, north of Moab, near Arches National Park in Utah, is going through a proposal to have an entity manage it to help manage vandalism
  • DinoFest 2019 is happening soon, on January 26 and 27 at the Natural History Museum of Utah in Salt Lake City
  • The Magic Forest amusement park in Lake George, New York has a new manager who plans on adding dinosaurs
  • A welding company in Kilgore, Texas has a steel raptor
  • A four-year-old received over 100 dinosaur toys from kind strangers after he lost his collection in the recent Camp Fire

This episode is brought to you in part by TRX Dinosaurs, which makes beautiful and realistic dinosaur sculptures, puppets, and animatronics. Get a baby T. rex sculpture or other rewards by joining their Kickstarter! kck.st/2FRwB9p

And by Indiana University Press. Their Life of the Past series is lavishly illustrated and meticulously documented to showcase the latest findings and most compelling interpretations in the ever-changing field of paleontology. Find their books at iupress.indiana.edu

For links to every news story, all of the details we shared about Dracopelta, more links from Brian Switek, and our fun fact check out iknowdino.com/Dracopelta-Episode-211/

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