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Julieraptor Dinosaur Dig Now Off – Rare raptor tied up in criminal case released for study

Julieraptor Dinosaur Dig Now Off – Rare raptor tied up in criminal case released for study

Julieraptor, the rare birdlike dinosaur specimen I found in 2002 on private land in Montana and helped return to it’s rightful owner in 2009 is reportedly on the verge of being acquired by a museum.¬†Fortunately for science, the landowners are committed to selling the ‘raptor’ to a regional museum and not the private market, therefore [...]

Return to Raptor Mountain

Return to Raptor Mountain

Well it’s more of a cliff than a mountain, and more of a small dip in the prairie, but that’s where the ‘Julieraptor’ was found and there may well be more to find. Thanks to the landowners I am heading back to Montana in 2010 to excavate the hill where ‘Julieraptor’ was found. This is [...]

New Aussie Dinos Go Public

The focus on Australian dinosaurs has arguably swung from Victoria to Queensland over the last decade, with new and exciting fossils being recently published following a burst of discoveries in the interior. This reminded me that about 5 years ago while travelling back from a conference I stopped in at the Queensland Museum  in Brisbane [...]

Dinosaur’s Last Supper Revealed

Dinosaur’s Last Supper Revealed

A new paper supports that Leonardo the Dinosaur Mummy has his 77 million year old last meal preserved in his guts, offering a window into the environment and possible diet of the power-munching duckbilled dinosaurs. The paper titled “Probable Gut Contents Within A Specimen Of Brachylophosaurus Canadensis (Dinosauria: Hadrosauridae) From the Upper Cretaceous Judith River [...]