Monday, September 22, 2008

In Chhattisgarh region Dinosaurs fossil discovered

A fossil, expected to be 60 centimeters long, has seemingly been discovered in a private house in Chhattisgarhs Dhamtari region.

The head of the discovered dino structure is nine centimeters in size, whereas the forefeet and rear feet are 8 centimeters and 25 centimeters in size correspondingly. “The skin and the teeth of the specimen are intact and it is an amazing finding.

Dr. Kenny of the Indian Forest Services said that “This seems to be a reptile or a predecessor of dinosaurs”. Rajesh Sharma, the first person to see the fossil at his ancestral house said “I was digging this piece of land when saw this fossil. I took it to my home but my wife asked me to throw it away. When I came out, other villagers were all set to buy it. But I was asked by my fellow citizen to submit it to the forest authorities. It looked fairly like a dinosaur”.

In accordance with Anand Kurejia, the reptile may have been 60 to 70 years old at the time of its death. The fossil has been sent to specialists in Ranchi for added study.


Thursday, September 18, 2008

Will the actual dinosaurs stand up in science?

Most of the recently discovered dinosaurs are just that - new to science, a review concludes. With several past fossil finds named on the basis of partial remains, there has been concern that numerous double counting has been happening. Current studies had even puts forward this error rate may be as high as 50% - with some species being catalogued with a number of aliases.

However the journal Biology Letters reports that modern practice is at present very good. Professor Michael Benton from Bristol University, UK said "My research plans we're getting better at naming things; we're being more serious; we're using better material".

The scientist looked at the innovative descriptions of all 1,047 species of dinosaurs yet named, from 1824 to the present calendar day. He assessed the value of the specimens on which the names were founded - the kind specimens. Professor Benton said few 500 were truly distinct, and the confidence surrounding the most recent discoveries - about one new species a fortnight - was currently very high. Professor Benton explained that "The bane of the dinosaurologist's life is species that have been given named on the basis of unfinished specimens".

"In Victorian times, palaeontologists were dedicated to name new species, and in the animation of the great 'bone wars' for instance, from 1870 to 1890, they rushed into print with new names for each odd tooth, leg bone, or skull cap that came their manner. "Later work, on added complete specimens, reduced over 1,000 named dinosaurs to 500 or so".

Professor Benton said science had currently put in place far more accurate naming protocols, noticeably reducing the "alias problem". Since in 1960, the great greater part of new species are founded on more or less complete specimens, occasionally even whole skeletons. Professor Benton has a critical interest in the topic for the reason that he studies the evolution of dinosaurs. He tries to recognize how this famous animal group changed and diversified over roughly 200 million years.

"There's no point someone like myself doing big statistical analyses of numerous dinosaur species through time - or indeed any other fossil group - if you can't be sure that they really are genuinely different," he told BBC News. "This is essential moreover for studies of modern biodiversity. People have as well been looking at our present knowledge of mammals and insects and other animal groups and asking the easy question: are the species totals and lists we make use of for important conclusions - including to give the political advice about endangered species - are they right? "There's been a big debate regarding vast extinctions among amphibians. We have to know what the species are first, prior to we can converse about that”.


Monday, September 15, 2008

Dig discovers new dinosaur bones

Scientists say that a DIG for dinosaur bones in western Queensland may have discovered a new species.

The Australian Age of Dinosaurs Institute has done a two-week dig at a remote sheep and cattle station close to Winton, somewhere a 20-metre sauropod, dubbed Matilda, was uncovered three years ago. Institute chairman David Elliott said the fossils found in the most recent dig were up to 98 million years old.

Mr Elliott said that "We took back two ute fulls of bones". As they're small bones we don't consider they belong to Matilda. "We're expectant it's something wholly unique but we won't know whatever thing until six to eight months' time."

Mr Elliott said more of Matilda's bones were as well retrieved. He also said that "We're looking at one of the main concentrations of dinosaur bones that we've ever found". "There's a massive potential for some very exciting discoveries to come out of this work".

Sauropods, which first appeared in the late Triassic time, were the biggest animals to have lived on land.


Monday, September 8, 2008

UMD Professor On Discovery Channel To Air Show

The work of UMD Professor Arthur Aufderheide and a group of research scientists...on what are billed as "the nearly all amazing dinosaur fossil finding of the century"... will be featured in a forthcoming primetime Discovery Channel documentary by title "Secrets of the Dinosaur Mummy".

Dr. Aufderheide is a UMD professor in the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine. The documentary chronicles the hard work of Dr. Aufderheide and the research group on the dinosaur nicknamed "Leonardo" - the world's most complete dinosaur fossil yet found.

"Leonardo" is the only dinosaur ever discovered since 1908. "Leonardo" was discovered by a field research team in 2001 in Malta, Montana. It has its entire skin layer its body. September 14 at 8 P.M, the one-hour program airs on Sunday.


Wednesday, September 3, 2008

On Discovery Channel The Non-Destructive Testing Group

The Non-Destructive Testing Group lately X-rayed a fossilized dinosaur mummy with the Kodak Industrex ACR 2000i X-Ray device machine. The complete story of this unprecedented discover will be chronicled in “Secrets of the Dinosaur Mummy,” premiering September 14, 9:00 pm (ET/PT), resting on the Discovery Channel.

Leonardo, who will be going on to put on show September 19 at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, is a three-year-old male Brachylophosaurus Canadensis, discovered in the summer of 2000 in Malta, MT.

What makes Leonard accordingly particular is that he is the largest and best-preserved dinosaur fossil ever discovered—his body in fact mummified, meaning that 90% of his soft tissue is preserved, together with skin, muscle, nails and beak.


Monday, September 1, 2008

Colorful Imaginations to launch Dinosaur King Toys to UK

Vivid Imaginations will launch US toy brand Dinosaur King in UK in the coming year. The range, aimed at boys aged involving four and nine years old, has been urbanized from an animated TV show.

The company has signed a distribution agreement with maker 4Kids Entertainment to give out the toys. The range will have dinosaur figures and role play items inspired by the series, at present airing on Jetix in the UK. The launch association will be formed in the US by Vivid's dispenser partner Playmates. The advertisements will subsequently be adapted by agency Focus on Kids for the UK and Ireland.

The TV series Dinosaur King has been running on Jetix ever since the start of 2008 and is at present the network's top-rated show for Kids four to 15 year olds, and it is because of run on free-to-air channels early in the coming year. The TV show is based on an arcade and collectable card match, created by Sega, and it chronicles the adventures of Max and his two best friends Rex and Zoe, who have revealed a mysterious set of dinosaur cards and a stone slate that contain the power to carry dinosaurs back to life.