The bare-bones dinosaur edu-tainment podcast! Join your hosts David and Michaela in their journey of dinosaur discovery, starting with the very basics and moving on to the latest dino digs.
034 - Dino Brains (Thecodontosaurus and Anhanguera)
Featured Creatures - Quick LinksThecodontosaurus on WikipediaAnhanguera on WikipediaReferencesSakagami, 2020; a typical paper about dinosaur neurobiology. Figure 5 is the picture of Triceratops’ skull with its brain superimposed. The brain is very small.No, Stegosaurus didn’t have a second brain in its butt.Walsh et al, 2009; predicting hearing ranges based on dinosaur skull proportions.Ballell, 2020; Thecodontosaurus paleoneurology description.Witmer et al, 2003; both a good primer on determining head posture from labyrinth and a description of Anhanguera’s skull.Get In TouchEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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033 - Bugs With Dinosaur Names (Sharovipteryx and Dryptosaurus)
Featured Creatures - Quick LinksSharovipteryx on WikipediaDryptosaurus on Wikipedia (with Leaping Laelaps shown at the bottom of the page)ReferencesPyrite disease, further explainedGet In TouchEmail: email@example.comTwitter:...
032 - Toothless Dinosaurs (Heterodontosaurus and Ichthyornis)
Featured Creatures - Quick LinksHeterodontosaurus on WikipediaIchthyornis on WikipediaReferencesDollo’s Law of IrreversabilityMergansers (which are ducks)Brocklehurst and Field, 2021; a very good summary of the most up-to-date theories behind dinosaur...
031 - Dinosaur Vision (Sinosauropteryx and Tupandactylus)
Featured Creatures - Quick LinksSinosauropteryx’s Wikipedia pageTupandactylus’ Wikipedia pageTupandactylus looking very polite, at least in David’s opinionThe extremely cursed T. rex skull from Stevens, 2006ReferencesStevens, 2006; the paper with the...
030 - Dinosaurs We Don't Know About (Cryolophosaurus and Appalachiosaurus)
Featured Creatures - Quick LinksCryolophosaurus Wikipedia pageAppalachiosaurus Wikipedia pageReferencesComet shard, not asteroid, caused the dino extinctionA good primer on taphonomic biasDavid Hone discussing North Korean fossils and other sources of...
029 - Spinosaurids (Spinosaurus and Baryonyx)
Featured Creatures - Quick LinksSpinosaurus Wikipedia pageBaryonyx Wikipedia pageGlossarySpinosaurus aegyptiacus: One of the largest theropod chompy-bois to have ever lived, measuring between 12 and 18m when fully grown and weighing in at 21 tons by...