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New dinosaurs are discovered all the time. Have fun and relax with hosts Garret and Sabrina each week as they explore the latest dinosaur news, chat with paleontology experts, dive deep into a “dinosaur of the day,” go down Oryctodromeus burrows with their fun facts, answer your burning questions, and connect dinosaurs to topics ranging from chocolate to the Titanic and more! Educational and entertaining, I Know Dino is a must listen dinosaur podcast for experts and newcomers alike.
Dinosaurs have been found on every continent of planet earth: Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America, in places like the Badlands in Black Hills, the Gobi Desert in Mongolia, Haddonfield, New Jersey, Munich, Germany, Hateg Island and more. Dinosaurs lived in the north and south hemisphere, in forests, swamps, and more habitats.
The podcast talks about types of dinosaurs that lived in the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous—all of the Mesozoic. Different kinds of dinosaurs covered include Allosaurus, Ankylosaurus, Apatosaurus, Archaeopteryx, Baryonyx, Brachiosaurus, Brontosaurus, Diplodocus, Dilophosaurus, Giganotosaurus, Oviraptor, Parasaurolophus, Spinosaurus, Stegosaurus, Therizinosaurus, Triceratops, Troodon, Tyrannosaurus (sometimes known as t-rex), Utahraptor, Velociraptor, and many raptors.
Past interviewees include Brian Engh, Bolorsetseg Minjin, Darren Naish, Dustin Growick, Glen McIntosh, Gregory Paul, Hans Sues, Jack Horner, Jim Kirkland, Jingmai O-Connor, Matt Lamanna, Michael Benton, Mike Gunton, Nizar Ibrahim, Phil Currie, Phil Tippett, Riley Black, Steve Brusatte, Tim Walker, Thomas Carr, Tom Holtz, and Victoria Arbour.
Topics covered include paleontology (paleo), natural history, history (and prehistory), geology, art, mathematics, geography, earth sciences, life science, zoology, evolution, and culture.
Past dino episodes have dealt with dinosaur armor, big dinosaurs, small dinosaurs, bones, cannibalism, cartilage, carnivorous animals and predators, herbivorous animals and prey, claw, crest, courtship, dueling, facial features, feathers, being flightless, gliding, natural disasters (like with a volcano and lava, which forms igneous rock, and tsunami), natural science, opals, sail, sedimentary layers, skeletons, skulls, smell, species, spikes, termites, mating, microscopes, the last days of the dinos (and how the asteroid impact crater made them go extinct). Also, the atmosphere, bacterial infections, a cabin made of fossils, calcium, charcoal, comets, dinosaur hunter, and common misconceptions.
Past episodes about dinosaurs in the media include topics like how accurate the dinosaurs are, computer animation, Arlo from The Good Dinosaur, science fiction movies, Rexy, Jurassic Park, Jurassic World, King Kong, Gertie, Victorian sculptures like Crystal Palace, dinosaur animatronics, dinosaur game, dinosaur world, and Prehistoric Planet.
Famous people in history covered in the podcast include Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins, Charles Knight, Charles Marsh, Edward Cope, Franz Nopsca, J. R. R. Tolkien, Richard Owen (who coined the term Dinosauria), Roy Chapman Andrews (who indirectly inspired Indiana Jones), and Thomas Jefferson.
Museum of science covered include the American Museum of Natural History, Yale Peabody Museum, Royal Tyrrell, Field Museum, and more, as well as state parks.
Additional past topics include different animals of the animal kingdom like the armadillo, sloth, crocodile, birds (like hummingbirds, the kiwi, ostrich, wild turkey, the dodo bird, and vulture), turtles, marine mammals like Mosasaurus, pterosaurs like Pteranodon, and other prehistoric reptiles.

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New dinosaurs are discovered all the time. Have fun and relax with hosts Garret and Sabrina each week as they explore the latest dinosaur news, chat with paleontology experts, dive deep into a “dinosaur of the day,” go down Oryctodromeus burrows with their fun facts, answer your burning questions, and connect dinosaurs to topics ranging from chocolate to the Titanic and more! Educational and entertaining, I Know Dino is a must listen dinosaur podcast for experts and newcomers alike.
Dinosaurs have been found on every continent of planet earth: Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America, in places like the Badlands in Black Hills, the Gobi Desert in Mongolia, Haddonfield, New Jersey, Munich, Germany, Hateg Island and more. Dinosaurs lived in the north and south hemisphere, in forests, swamps, and more habitats.
The podcast talks about types of dinosaurs that lived in the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous—all of the Mesozoic. Different kinds of dinosaurs covered include Allosaurus, Ankylosaurus, Apatosaurus, Archaeopteryx, Baryonyx, Brachiosaurus, Brontosaurus, Diplodocus, Dilophosaurus, Giganotosaurus, Oviraptor, Parasaurolophus, Spinosaurus, Stegosaurus, Therizinosaurus, Triceratops, Troodon, Tyrannosaurus (sometimes known as t-rex), Utahraptor, Velociraptor, and many raptors.
Past interviewees include Brian Engh, Bolorsetseg Minjin, Darren Naish, Dustin Growick, Glen McIntosh, Gregory Paul, Hans Sues, Jack Horner, Jim Kirkland, Jingmai O-Connor, Matt Lamanna, Michael Benton, Mike Gunton, Nizar Ibrahim, Phil Currie, Phil Tippett, Riley Black, Steve Brusatte, Tim Walker, Thomas Carr, Tom Holtz, and Victoria Arbour.
Topics covered include paleontology (paleo), natural history, history (and prehistory), geology, art, mathematics, geography, earth sciences, life science, zoology, evolution, and culture.
Past dino episodes have dealt with dinosaur armor, big dinosaurs, small dinosaurs, bones, cannibalism, cartilage, carnivorous animals and predators, herbivorous animals and prey, claw, crest, courtship, dueling, facial features, feathers, being flightless, gliding, natural disasters (like with a volcano and lava, which forms igneous rock, and tsunami), natural science, opals, sail, sedimentary layers, skeletons, skulls, smell, species, spikes, termites, mating, microscopes, the last days of the dinos (and how the asteroid impact crater made them go extinct). Also, the atmosphere, bacterial infections, a cabin made of fossils, calcium, charcoal, comets, dinosaur hunter, and common misconceptions.
Past episodes about dinosaurs in the media include topics like how accurate the dinosaurs are, computer animation, Arlo from The Good Dinosaur, science fiction movies, Rexy, Jurassic Park, Jurassic World, King Kong, Gertie, Victorian sculptures like Crystal Palace, dinosaur animatronics, dinosaur game, dinosaur world, and Prehistoric Planet.
Famous people in history covered in the podcast include Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins, Charles Knight, Charles Marsh, Edward Cope, Franz Nopsca, J. R. R. Tolkien, Richard Owen (who coined the term Dinosauria), Roy Chapman Andrews (who indirectly inspired Indiana Jones), and Thomas Jefferson.
Museum of science covered include the American Museum of Natural History, Yale Peabody Museum, Royal Tyrrell, Field Museum, and more, as well as state parks.
Additional past topics include different animals of the animal kingdom like the armadillo, sloth, crocodile, birds (like hummingbirds, the kiwi, ostrich, wild turkey, the dodo bird, and vulture), turtles, marine mammals like Mosasaurus, pterosaurs like Pteranodon, and other prehistoric reptiles.

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    A new stegosaur posing as an ankylosaur

    A new stegosaur posing as an ankylosaur

    Thyreosaurus was a stegosaur, but wore its armor like an ankylosaur; A new iguanodontian, Hesperonyx, was named from Portugal; and dinosaur of the day Eotyrannus, a large early tyrannosauroid

    For links to every news story, all of the details we shared about Eotyrannus, and our fun fact check out https://iknowdino.com/Eotyrannus-Episode-490/

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    Dinosaur of the day Eotyrannus, a tyrannosauroid from the Early Cretaceous which was surprisingly large for its time—aptly named the "dawn tyrant".

    In dinosaur news this week:A new stegosaur, Thyreosaurus atlasicus, had large oval plates different than any other stegosaurA new iguanodontian, Hesperonyx martinhotomasorum, was found in PortugalDinosaurs and concrete have a lot in common 

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    • 44 min
    South America Spectacular with Tito & Aline

    South America Spectacular with Tito & Aline

    A new titanosaur from Uruguay is the most complete ever found in the country; Northern Alaska had even more dinosaur diversity than we thought; A site in Brazil shows dinosaur enthusiasts have been there for 1,000s of years

    For links to every news story, all of the details we shared about Orkoraptor, links from Tito Aureliano and Aline Ghilardi, and our fun fact check out https://iknowdino.com/Orkoraptor-Episode-489/

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    Dinosaur of the day Orkoraptor, a 20ft long megaraptorid from Argentina with specialized teeth for hunting.

    Interview with Tito Aureliano and Aline Ghilardi, two amazing paleontologists from Brazil. Tito is a paleontologist, geologist, science communicator, and a postdoc at URCA university in Northeast Brazil. line Ghilardi, a scientist, science communicator, and professor of paleontology at UFRN.

    In dinosaur news this week:A new titanosaur from Uruguay, Udelartitan celeste, is the most complete ever found in the countryAlaska had a vibrant dinosaur community in the CretaceousPaleontology and archaeology come together at a site in Brazil with petroglyphs and dinosaur footprints 

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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Microraptor revisited and April Fowl's Day

    Microraptor revisited and April Fowl's Day

    We have so many Microraptor specimens we know the color of their feathers, how they molted, what they ate, and much more. Plus a new hypothesis for why the first wings may have evolved. On a lighter note we cover some famous pop-culture dinosaurs: Rodan, Godzillasaurus, Ultimasaurus, and Toronto's Raptor mascot.

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    Dinosaur of the day Microraptor, a small 4 or 5 winged dinosaur that we first knew from just a tail, but now we even know what it ate.

    In dinosaur news this week:Dinosaur feathers were a lot more like bird feathers than we thoughtScientists have a new framework for figuring out if a dinosaur could flyA robotic Caudipteryx demonstrated how dinosaurs could have used their “half” wings to startle insects (and eat them) 

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    A strong-tailed ornithopod and a strong-armed enantiornithine

    A strong-tailed ornithopod and a strong-armed enantiornithine

    Also, a nearly complete titanosaur was recently found! How long did it take for fossils in Australia to turn into opal? And how much do really exceptional fossil sites skew paleontological research?

    For links to every news story, all of the details we shared about Zanclodon, and our fun fact check out https://iknowdino.com/Zanclodon-Episode-487/

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    Dinosaur of the day Zanclodon, An archosauriform originally named "Smilodon" because of its dagger-like teeth (but that name was already taken by the saber-toothed cat).

    In dinosaur news this week:There’s a new ornithopod, Chakisaurus nekul, which was much smaller than the titanosaurs that surrounded it in what is now ArgentinaA new dinosaur, Imparavis attenboroughi, is a rare toothless enantiornithine that also likely had very powerful wingsA man out walking his dog found a nearly complete 70-million-year-old titanosaurFossils at Lightning Ridge, Australia took their sweet time to opalizeReally exceptional fossil sites (lagerstätten) are important, but they can influence our understanding of biodiversity and development on a global scale 

    You can dig up real dinosaur bones this summer with Colorado Northwestern Community College! Join them for a two week immersive field paleontology experience digging up dinosaur bones from the Jurassic period in Northwest Colorado. There are two scheduled digs: July 6–July 20 and July 22–August 5. There are also two concurrent immersive lab techniques programs available. Get all the details and register online at cncc.edu/dinodig

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    • 1 hr 9 min
    How Dinosaurs Got So Big

    How Dinosaurs Got So Big

    Sauropods were the longest, tallest, and heaviest animals to ever walk the Earth. What adaptations did they have to get so large? And which dinosaurs were the largest in other groups?

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    Dinosaur of the day Uberabatitan, A giant titanosaur that may have had the largest teeth of any known sauropod.

    In dinosaur news this week:Sauropods grew to be the largest land animals of all time with many special adaptations that helped them reach "super giant" sizesBruhathkayosaurus may have been the heaviest land animal of all time with weight estimates from 80–190 tonnesSauroposeidon may be the tallest sauropod (and land animal) of all time—with Giraffatitan proportions bringing it to about 17m (56ft) tallSauropod babies were already built to grow largeIt's not just sauropods that had special adaptations to grow so large—Theropods had them tooEarly sauropod ancestors evolved very rapid growth before they evolved gigantic sizesA new study found 36 unique times that sauropods evolved gigantismA hadrosaur long thought to be an island dwarf turned out to just be young and was still growing


    You can dig up real dinosaur bones this summer with Colorado Northwestern Community College! Join them for a two week immersive field paleontology experience digging up dinosaur bones from the Jurassic period in Northwest Colorado. There are two scheduled digs: July 6–July 20 and July 22–August 5. There are also two concurrent immersive lab techniques programs available. Get all the details and register online at cncc.edu/dinodig

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    • 58 min
    New Species of Ankylosaur Was Likely Social While Young

    New Species of Ankylosaur Was Likely Social While Young

    New ankylosaur Datai yingliangis is already a contender for best ankylosaur of 2024; What's up with how ankylosaurs ate their food? Also, connection challenge with orthodontic braces; And a deep dive into a new animal found to have osteoderms.

    For links to every news story, all of the details we shared about Avisaurus, and our fun fact check out https://iknowdino.com/Avisaurus-Episode-485/

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    Dinosaur of the day Avisaurus, The "bird lizard" which is one of the largest enantiornithines found to date.

    In dinosaur news this week:New ankylosaur, Datai yingliangis, was described with a pair of horns at the back of its jawAnkylosaurs were megaherbivores that evolved skulls and jaws to eat different foods from other herbivores


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