In this article I give an overview of some of the articles and palaeontological outreach I have been involved in over the past two years on the 2nd year anniversary of the Jurassic Finds blog.
On the 25th March 2019 a new joint palaeontological fieldwork expedition was announced. This fieldwork will see palaeontologists from the Natural History Museum London, The University of Manchester, The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis and the Naturalis Biodiversity Centre in the Netherlands work together in the Badlands of Wyoming USA to discover new Jurassic dinosaur remains in addition to other animal remains from 150 million years go.
This article will share my thoughts on this fieldwork project, which will be starting this coming June and why Wyoming remains my number one dinosaur field site locality to visit.
On the 21st of February 2019 palaeontologists published research about the fossil discovery of Moros intrepidus a new species of tyrannosaur. This article will explain this discovery and what it means for a better understanding of tyrannosaurid development.
For this article I figured I would do something a little bit different. I thought I would share more about my interest in Palaeontology by answering 5 questions about what it means to me.
On the 2nd of April 2018 research was published by Palaeontologists from the University of Edinburgh, Staffin Museum and the Chinese Academy of Sciences in the Scottish Journal of Geology. This research focused on the discovery and analysis of Sauropod and Theropod Dinosaur fossil footprints from the Mid Jurassic found in the Lealt Shale Formation at Rubha nam Brathairean (Brothers’ Point) on the Isle of Skye. This article will examine this discovery, the research that took place and what was found.
On the 21st of February research was published in the Journal of PLOS One about a new study on the influence of ground dwelling Birds speed and size on locomotion (walking & running) to help gain an understanding as to how Theropod Dinosaurs might have moved. 12 species of bird were recorded on specially built running tracks by researchers in Australia with computer models extrapolating the data. This article will examine this research and what it could mean for the future of Paleontology.