So @JurassicWorld#FallenKingdom definitely played with every single emotion. It was so different from the first one but I loved it! There were a couple scenes that gave us that "end of an era" feeling. But this one in particular especially did: it was when the boat was pulling away from the dock & they all watched helplessly as the poor Brachiosaurus & Isla Nublar were being engulfed in lava, volcanic explosions, & smoke. Broke my freakin' heart. The Brachiosaurus was the first dinosaur we saw on Isla Nublar in the OG Jurassic Park movie....and she was also the last SO MANY TEARS from everyone in that theatre. This movie made you feel it all.
Also, got this amazing JWFK poster & saw a Jurassic Jeep I can't even imagine what they're gonna do for JW 3.
Few days ago I read a post of @paleogeeksquared and I remembered what I had to post two weeks ago, so this #fossilfriday I'm going to talk about an extraordinary discovery made in a museum near my home: the two most important Italian paleontologists Simone Maganuco and Cristiano Dal Sasso ( I've already talked about him in other old posts) have found a Pedal ungual belonged to the Smallest Spinosaurus aegyptiacus ever described in a dusty drawer. This specimen of the Natural History Museum of Milan was probably found during an expedition in Kem Kem formation (Morocco) in 1999. The museum have an other Spinosaur fossil: a snouth long about 1 meter belonging to the biggest Spinosaurus ever discovered called MSNM4074. The ungual could have been classified thanks to a partial skeleton found in 2014
The images in the post are:
2) drawing of the specimen
3) the specimen
4) size comparison
5) Maganuco and Dal Sasso comparing the specimen with a Pedal ungual of an Adult
6) the snouth (MSNM4074)
7) the partial skeleton found in 2014
8) a Spinosaur recostruction
9) a spinosaur skeleton recostruction
Here I repropouse you the post about the Spinosaurus aegyptiacus in general:
"This fossil friday: a Spinosaurus Aegyptiacus mouth from the exhibition: "Spinosaurus, the lost giant of the cretaceous" organized by National Geographic.
The spinosaurus was probably the biggest land carnivorous ever lived on the earth.
Recent discovering shows that it was an aquatic dinosaur.
The spinosaurus mouth belongs to the natural history museum of Milan." #nature#naturalhistory#naturalscience#naturalhistorymuseum#museodistorianaturale#milan#milano#italy#italia#paleontology#fossil#fossils#skeleton#skeletons#discovery#biology#science#spinosaurus#spinosaur#prehistoric#dinosaur#dinosaurs#dinosauria#reptile#reptiles#spinosaurusaegyptiacus#cretaceous#sciencenews#like4likes
The area to the east of Avebury is strewn with sarsen stones, particularly in The Valley of Stones at Fyfield Down. There are estimated to be 20,000 stones in this valley alone. Most of the sarsen stones at Avebury and Stonehenge came from this area.
The stones are known as Grey Wethers, because of their resemblance to sheep when seen from a distance.
Of all the thousands of stones, one is particularly special, The Polisher or Polissoir. It was used for shaping and polishing prehistoric flint or stone implements, such as axes. These type of stones are rare in Britain.
For auction is this fossil shadow box set featuring: 1 trilobite, 6 gastropods, 1 crinoid fossil, and 2 bi-valve fossils. Bids starting at $10.
Weight: 3oz all together
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Auction ends tomorrow June 23rd at 7PM PST!
Invoices will be sent to the winner, and if it is not paid within 24 hours, the runner up in the auction will become the winner!
Even Tyrannosauroids got cold sometimes. Yutyrannus fossils show clear signs the dino was covered in an insulating, emu-like down feathering - perfect for keeping the animal warm in a cold habitat.
Illustration from Wikimedia Commons