Dinosaurs fossilized as opal

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Dinosaur of the day Unenlagia, the Deinonychus-sized raptor from the Late Cretaceous of Argentina.

Interview with Jenni Brammall, special projects coordinator at the Australian Opal Centre in Lightning Ridge, NSW. She manages the opalized fossil collections at AOC and is helping to organize construction of the massive new Australian Opal Centre building. Check out our video of the AOC or checkout their Facebook page.

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In dinosaur news this week:

  • The new theropod, Lajasvenator, was tiny for a carcharodontosaurid
  • Hannah the ceratopsian is a Sytracosaurus albertensis
  • Dinosaur footprints have been found in the former Qing Dynasty imperial summer resort
  • The Jurassic World YouTube Channel has a new motion comic series

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For links to every news story, all of the details we shared about Unenlagia, links from Jenni Brammall, and our fun fact check out https://iknowdino.com/Unenlagia-Episode-264/

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