Bernard Buigues Chersky examines the woolly rhinoceros found in Yakutia back in 2007.
Another look at the little dino from Alberta.
U of A paleontologist Philip Currie displays the pristine, near-complete skeleton of a baby Chasmosaurus, a relative of Triceratops, he found in Alberta’s badlands.
Full article from Univ. of Alberta here
The smallest intact ceratopsid skeleton was recently unearthed in Alberta
Credit: Philip J. Currie, Robert Holmes, Michael Ryan Clive Coy, Eva B. Koppelhus
The toddler was just 3 years old and 5 feet (1.5 meters) long when it wandered into a river near Alberta, Canada, and drowned about 70 million years ago. The beast was so well-preserved that some of its skin left impressions in the nearby rock.
Chinese Mitten Crab (Eriocheir sinensis)
Also known as the big sluice crab or the Shanghai hairy crab, the Chinese mitten crab is a species of varunid crab that is native to the coastal estuaries of eastern Asia, ranging from Korea to the Fujian province of China. It has also been introduced to Europe and North America and is considered and invasive species.Like other crabs E. sinensis feeds on a wide variety of things ranging from plants, various invertebrates, fish and detritus.
E. sinensis spends most of its life in fresh water, but return to tidal estuaries to mate. After mating they will return to brackish water to hatch their eggs. After development the juvenile crabs will move upstream, completing the life cycle.
what. how is this not extinct?
Take one look at the beautiful and detailed sand drawing of an elephant and the impulse is to believe it was created by one incredibly talented and meticulous artist.
The drawing is really an imprint, made by Sundara, an eight-year-old Asian elephant who fell asleep at the Chester Zoo in England, leaving an impression so detailed that it is possible to make out the folds in her ears and the ridges in her trunk. Sundara made the imprint during what must have been a deep, almost motionless slumber, something which is highly unusual for an elephant, which generally has to get up in the middle night to switch sides due to its weight, something which in this case contributed to the immaculate detail of the impression.
Will Condiffe, a spokesman for the zoo, told ABC News in a statement: ”Elephants lie down on their sides to sleep for around four hours a night and usually turn over once, meaning they sleep for approximately two hours on each side. All of our paddocks are covered in a thick layer of sand which gives our herd a nice, soft surface to sleep on. The elephants prefer to sleep on a slight slope, so every couple of days the sand is turned over and banked up into piles for them to lean against.”
This giant creature is named Lythronax argestes. The genus name, Lythronax, translates as “king of gore.” The specific name, argestes, refers to its geographic location in the American Southwest.
A fossil skeleton of Lythronax was discovered in a geologic unit known as the Wahweap Formation, abundantly exposed in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.
Lythronax was about 24 feet (8 m) long and weighed around 2.5 tons. It lived on Laramidia, a landmass formed on the western coast of a shallow sea that flooded the central region of North America, during the Late Cretaceous Period between 95-70 million years ago. Laramidia hosted a vast array of unique dinosaur species and served as the crucible of evolution for iconic dinosaur groups such as the horned and duck billed dinosaurs.
Lythronax belongs to a group of carnivorous dinosaurs called tyrannosaurids, the same group as the famous Tyrannosaurus rex. Among tyrannosaursLythronax possesses several unique features, a short narrow snout with a wide back of the skull with forward-oriented eyes. Previously, paleontologists thought this type of wide-skulled tyrannosaurid only appeared 70 million years ago, whereas Lythronax shows it had evolved at least 10 million years earlier.
San Rafael River
Near Green River, UT.
Photo copyright, John C. Wark.
Emery County, Utah, UT United States
….take me back to the desert, please.
300 ft Wall in Bolivia has over 5000 Dinosaur Footprints
Located 5 km (3 miles) from downtown Sucre, Bolivia is Cal Orko, an imposing limestone slab 1.5 km (0.9 miles) long and over 100 meters high (328 ft). On this steep face (inclination of 72 degrees), visitors can peer through time to when dinosaurs roamed the Earth over 68 million years ago.