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Catching Up with Palaeo News XVI

Once more, life and various activities have kept me busy and away from recent news in dinosaur-related stuff and palaeontology, so here are some more updates and catching up with the news.

When palaeontologists discovered the remains of the dinosaur Therizinosaurus, they thought they had found a giant turtle.

What Prehistoric Reptile Do These Three-Foot Claws Belong To?

Charlie Jane Anders points out that contrary to what you might expect, dinosaurs and lasers are not always a winning combination (the movie Raptors).

When Dinosaurs Team Up with Lasers, You're Basically Screwed

From Andrew Farke over on the PLOS Blog. Not really about dinosaurs, but still interesting.

Scintillating Caecilian Fossils Spill New Secrets

Analysis of a woolly rhino carcass shows herbivore "grazed mainly on cereals."

Prehistoric Rhino Reveals Secrets

Method behind the madness - the tools of nature's zombifying parasites:

How to Control an Army of Zombies (in the Animal World)

Matthew Bonnan and his explanation on why we need dinosaurs.

Dead Dinosaurs and Reasons for Hope

The fearsome toe claws of Deinonychus have fueled plenty of speculation, but what can claws tell us about dinosaur habits?

How Did Raptors Use Their Fearsome Toe Claws?

An old journal provides new details about the Captain Marshall Field Palaeontological Expedition to Argentina and Bolivia.

An Unknown Journal Turns Up

When it comes to reflecting how animals really move, prehistoric cave art is more accurate than modern art.

Cavemen Were Better at Depicting Quadruped Walking

Now see the critique of this and some of the assumption made about this in the original article in this December 6th post.

On Cavemen and Presumptions About Art

'Tis the season, and all that...dino style, of course. :)

A Dino Christmas Card

In the continuing "Dinosaaur Alphabet" series, Brian Switek presents I is for Irritator, a long-snouted dinosaur with a complicated backstory.

I is for Irritator

Another take on why we need dinosaurs.

Beyond the Childhood Dinosaur Phase: Why Dinosaurs Should Matter to Everyone

Fossil burrows in Argentina's 230 million year old rock raise the question:

Did Early Dinosaurs Burrow?

Palaeontologists use high-tech imaging to envision a 425 million year old ostracod fossil.

A 425-Million Year Old Ostracod Fossil

A new paper puts the origin of life on land 65 million years earlier than previously thought, but raises the ire of early life experts.

Controversial Claim Puts Life on Land 65 Million Years Early

Dinosaur eyesores. 'Nuff said.

Dinosaur Eyesores
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