First up, Brian Switek talks about social sauropods, and how a recently discovered bonebed may yield clues about dinosaur behaviour:
Next up, a classic paleo prank, featuring the enigmatic Tully Monster - In search of the Dancing Worm of Turkana. While the date of this one is April 1st, 2012, note that this is *not* an April Fool's joke!
LIVING FOSSILS: Tullimonstrum gregarium and The Dancing Worm of Turkana
The Association of Applied Paleontological Sciences (AAPS) made a statement on the Tarbosaurus auction - the group is in favour of fossil sales, but only if said fossils are collected legally.
The AAPS President's Message
I prefer the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology (SVP)'s reply and counter message to this: Don't buy or sell significant fossils (unless it brings fossil into public trust).
Fossil Sale Unacceptable
There's an interesting piece on how Sauropod dinosaurs changed the landscapes they lived on:
Impact of Sauropod Dinosaurs on Lagoonal Substrates in the Broome Sandstone (Lower Cretaceous), Western Australia
Another interesting research paper on the attack capabilities of the terror bird Andalgalornis steulleti. Neat stuff.
Flexibility Along the Neck of the Neogene Terror Bird Andalgalornis steulleti (Aves Phorusrhacidae)
Brian Switek came across a fantastic article from the Ogden Standard from 1920, suggesting that Stegosaurus could glide!:
The Gliding Stegosaurus
Brian also expounds a bit on his thoughts on this matter:
The Fantastic Gliding Stegosaurus
Brian Switek takes a look at the fact that birds have juvenile dinosaur skulls in his blog entry on the Smithsonian site:
Birds Have Juvenile Dinosaur Skulls
Terror birds just ain't what they used to be, according to Brian Switek:
Terror Birds Ain't What They Used to Be - A Titanis Takedown
From the Farmington, New Mexico Daily Times, comes this piece on how palaeontologists are ready to excavate a juvenile Pentaceratops. The dinosaur will help answer questions about ceratopsid growth.
Pentaceratops May Make Paleontology Waves
Cracked.com offers this wonderful set about eight prehistoric creatures that are sure to give you serious nightmares:
8 Prehistoric Creatures Ripped Directly From Your Nightmares
Lovely stuff, that. :)
There's a new PLoSOne description of a new hadrosaur - Kundurosaurus nagornyi - from the late Cretaceous of Russia:
A New Saurolophine Dinosaur from the Latest Cretaceous of Far Eastern Russia
In good news, re: the Tarbosaurus auction,
The Fate of Auctioned Tarbosaurus Yet to be Determined
Dinosaur National Monument is famous for its quarry wall, but there's more to the park than the Jurassic graveyard. Furthermore, fossil discoveries continue to be made there:
America's Monumental Dinosaur Site
And that's as up-to-date as I can get for the moment. :)