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Catching Up with Palaeo News I

Taking my morning break here at work, and figured I'd do some catching up with a bit of news in the field of palaeontology.

First, this wonderful bit about the equivalent of the Jurassic housecat, even if it is a croc.

The Jurassic's Housecat Croc

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In some sad news in the field, paleoanthropologist Philip Tobias, an expert on South Africa's fossil humans, has passed away...

South Africa's Beloved Professor Philip Tobias Dies

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Further to previous posts about the Tarbosaurus that was auctioned off, the obvious has now been confirmed - auctioned Tarbosaurus was illegally removed from Mongolia. But what happens next?

Tyrannosaur Is Truly Mongolian, Experts Declare, Challenging Sale

Continuing this story, there is a new press release on the Heritage Auction sale of the Tarbosaurus:

Palaeontology Experts Examine the Tyrannosaurus Baatar, and Issue Reports

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While the Velociraptor is kind of fascinating, the Day-Glo Velocirabbit is kind of neat and funny, too.

Day-Glo Velocirabbit

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Then again, over on his Dinosaur Tracking blog, Brian Switek offers this article to counter the Velocirabbit piece mentioned above:

In Defense of Raptors

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That said, there is nothing like being able to make your own dinosaur at the Field Museum of Natural History. Some say there is nothing quite like the smell of a Mold-A-Rama stegosaurus, fresh out of the mold.

Mold-A-Rama Stegosaurus at the Field Museum of Natural History
Tags: dinosaurs, news, palaeontology, science hut
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