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Species That Don't Get Enough Publicity #14: Achillobator giganteus
Dromeosaurs are one of the last dinosaur groups to really
become superstars. In the 80s, Deinonychus was the most popular dinosaur: a
unique sprinter, jumper, kicker, gangster. A well-armed social hunter,
Deinonychus mobbing and dismembering their prey beca...
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Today’s movie review is about an odd little 1960 film. At
first glance, it’s a typical kid’s adventure film mixed with some horror
elements. On the other hand, it’s a pile of tired clichés with many depressing
and dark moments. It’s an odd little movie, and...
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Pictures At An Exhibition 4
Today I’m returning to my Pictures At An Exhibition. In case
you haven’t read part 1, here’s the link http://davidsamateurpalaeo.blogspot.com/2015/03/pictures-at-exhibition-part-1.html This time we’ve moved on to the late Silurian, specifically
in Chicago i...
Pictures At An Exhibition 4
Pictures At An Exhibition 4
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Paleofest 2018 Report
Two months ago, I had the privilege of attending Paleofest, the
yearly Paleontology symposium at the Burpee Museum in Rockford, Illinois. The
Master of Ceremonies remains Scott Williams, now at the staff of the Museum of
the Rockies, and once again there wa...
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Top Ten Dinosaur Movies Never Made
As you’ve noticed, dinosaurs have been featured in a lot of
terrible movies. From Lost Continent to Jurassic World, from King Dinosaur to
Ice Age 3, not to mention any Asylum movie on the Sci Fi Channel, it’s easy to
put a dinosaur on screen, but it’s hard ...
Top Ten Dinosaur Movies Never Made
Top Ten Dinosaur Movies Never Made
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Happy 30th: The discoveries of 1988
This weekend, I
turned 30 years old. It’s a milestone for me, of course, but it reminded me
about how much can change in 30 years.   30 years ago the dinosaur film was Land Before Time, when dinosaurs were
inspired by the works of Charles Knight and William...
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Book Review: Starring T.rex
As you’ve probably guessed by now, I’m fascinated by pop
culture’s views on dinosaurs. Fortunately, I’m not alone. Allen Debus, Don
Glut, and many others have documented our obsession with prehistoric creatures,
and today I’m going to look at one of these d...
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Species that don't get enough publicity #13: Bison
Today’s overlooked species is rather paradoxical; it’s not
really overlooked as the genus has become a symbol of an entire continent.
People of that continent can recognize one instantly. Empires have risen and
fell because of them. Their meat is expensive ...
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Prehistoric Warfare Episode 6: Carchar
Now for something different. In 2004, Animal Planet showed as new series
called Animal Face Off, a series reconstructing conflicts between coexisting
animals. While the execution was clumsy and lacking, the concept is strong and
I think easily applied to pr...
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Paleofest Report 2017
It’s time for my annual report of Paleofest in the Burpee
Museum in Rockford. Last year I skipped the report considering the high amount
of unreleased data as part of it, which is a shame since it was quite good.
This year there are fewer spoilers, but I di...
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