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News Archive - January 2010
Jurassic Time 2.0 Released!
Date: Saturday, January 30, 2010 - 23:38 PM (Eastern Time)
The version 2.0 is a must download, even if you downloaded the original Jurassic Time. This version has extra dialog that was recently discovered, and has re-arranged some lines in an attempt to make it a much more clearer experience. You do not need Trespasser to download it.
An exciting new find out of New Mexico has revealed a new species of Tyrannosaur in the southern United States. Along with being the first new species of Tyrannosaurid named in 30 years in America, the animal has the distinction of having more teeth than its famous cousin, Tyrannosaurus Rex.
A newly found 29-foot-long tyrannosaur flashed more teeth than the well-known Tyrannosaurus rex, with which it shared a common ancestor, according to a paper in the latest Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology.
Remains of the badlands dinosaur, Bistahieversor sealeyi, were collected in the first paleontological excavation from a federal wilderness area, the Bisti/De-na-zin Wilderness of New Mexico. The dino's remains were removed VIP-style, airlifted by a helicopter operated by the Air Wing of the New Mexico Army National Guard.
The paper on Bistahieversor sealeyi can be found in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. The article can be found at Discovery.
Pigment preserved in Sinosauropteryx feathers
Date: Saturday, January 30, 2010 - 23:17 PM (Eastern Time)
While ancient dinosaur bone does not preserve coloration, dinosaur feathers, do. A new study lead by professor Mike Benton of the University of Bristol has done something that many scientists could only dream about.
Finding color pigments in dinosaur feathers. This exciting find focuses on the tiny Sinosauropteryx, specifically, revealing a red and white plumage on the dinosaur. The full paper can be found in the journal Nature.
Dino Death-Pits, Oh My!
Date: Saturday, January 30, 2010 - 23:14 PM (Eastern Time)
An exciting new find in Asia has revealed more fossils of the relatively unknown Asian relatives of Tyrannosaurus along with a warning to stay clear of sauropod tracks! Here is a bit of the National Geographic article
Mysterious "death pits" holding the fossil skeletons of nearly two dozen small dinosaur species may actually be the 160-million-year-old footprints of an ancient behemoth, a new suggests...
...Even as scientists celebrated these rare fossil finds, a mystery remained: What created the death traps in which the animals were entombed?
Fan Fiction Section Now Live!
Date: Saturday, January 30, 2010 - 23:09 PM (Eastern Time)
Hey folks, got a new section that's been completed. It is the Fan Fiction section! Check it out here! We got a lot of Fan Fiction from the Jurassic Park Community's past here for you. Also if you got some Fan Fiction, please submit it! We want to add more to this growing section!