Yale Peabody Museum expansion and a new ceratopsian


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Dinosaur of the day Cetiosaurus, the first sauropod to be described, although it was originally thought to be a whale or large crocodile.

Interview with Mariana Di Giacomo, paleontologist and Natural History Conservator at the Yale Peabody Museum where she is overseeing the massive expansion of the museum. You can follow here work on Instagram @marudigi, twitter @marianadgiacomo, or on marianadigiacomo.com

In dinosaur news this week:

  • The oldest centrosaurine ceratopsian, Menefeeceratops, was described from northwestern New Mexico
  • In Lufeng, Yunnan Province in China, researchers recently found the skeleton of a three year old sauropodomorph dinosaur
  • Headless Henry the Triceratops is being 3D printed for a display planned for June at the Missouri Institute of Natural Science
  • There is a new, 100% virtual Museum of the Patagonian Desert of Añelo
  • The dinosaur mascot Arky the Acrocanthosaurus at the Witte Museum in San Antonio, TX recently got “vaccinated”
  • In Kalamazoo, Western Michigan University has a free dinosaur park on campus
  • Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Coral Gables, Florida has a new exhibit, Jurassic Garden: A Prehistoric Adventure
  • In Champlin, Minnesota there’s a Sinclair gas station known for its Dino the Dinosaur that has over 100 different costumes
  • K-pop group NCT Dream and the people who made the kids song Baby Shark made a dinosaur song called Dinosaurs A to Z
  • The show Rugrats is getting a reboot and the trailer features a T. rex chasing them Jurassic Park style

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