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I Know Dino Podcast Present Notes: Achillobator (Episode 197)

Episode 197 is all about Achillobator, a bigger dromaeosaur from cretaceous Mongolia.

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On this episode, we talk about:


  • Two new alverezsauroids had been present in China, filling the most important hole in theropod evolution supply
  • Strolling with Dinosaurs The Area Spectacular has gone on tour in Europe, with a few of the most spectacular dinosaur animatronics ever made supply
  • Expedition: Dinosaur, might be at Grand Rapids Public Museum beginning October 14. There might be life sized animatronic dinosaurs, and guests will be capable to management a few of them supply
  • Yale Peabody Museum of Pure Historical past acquired a $160 million donation from Edward P. Bass, a billionaire and philanthropist who graduated from Yale in 1967 supply
  • Congrats to Drumheller’s World’s Largest Dinosaur Construction which reached two million guests supply
  • In Sibay, Russia,a welder caught a T. rex on fireplace at an amusement park supply
  • A pair acquired engaged on the Jurassic Park journey at Common Studios Hollywood after driving it 62 occasions, breaking the park file supply
  • A fiberglass T. rex head is on the market on Okaloosa Island, in Florida supply
  • Parkasaurus, a sim the place you’ll be able to construct your individual dinosaur park, is opening up early entry on Steam September 25 supply

The dinosaur of the day: Achillobator

  • Dromaeosaurid theropod that lived within the Cretaceous in what’s now Mongolia
  • Present in 1989 on a Mongolian and Russian subject expedition, within the Bayan Shireh Formation of Dornogovi Province
  • Named in 1999 by Altangerel Perle, Mark Norell, Jim Clark
  • Solely the holotype has been discovered, and consists of a part of the higher jaw with tooth, vertebrae, rib fragments, pelvis, left femur and tibia, hindlimbs, forelimbs, shoulder
  • Estimated to be 16.4 to 19.7 ft (5 to six m) lengthy (fairly massive for a dromaeosaur)
  • Might have weighed as much as 771 lb (350 kg)
  • Kind species is Achillobator gigantas
  • Title means “Achilles hero”, named after Achilles, the traditional Greek warrior who fought within the Trojan Warfare, and the Mongolian phrase baatar, which implies “hero”
  • Title is due to its massive Achilles tendon, linked to its sickle claws (most likely had a strong tendon as a result of it was a big dromaeosaur)
  • Species identify comes from the Greek phrase gigantas, which implies “large,” and refers to Achillobator’s massive dimension for a dromaeosaur
  • Bipedal carnivore
  • Had serrated, recurved tooth
  • Hunted and used it’s sickle-shaped claws
  • Femur was 3% longer than tibia, which is uncommon for dromaeosaurs
  • Pelvis has primitive characteristcs in comparison with different dromaeosaurs (had a large enlargement on the finish, in comparison with different dromaeosaurs, and pubis factors vertically down, although different dromaeosaurs and birds have a pubis that factors backwards)
  • Some scientists although Achillobator was a fossil chimera, however not everybody believes this (many fossils had been discovered semi-articulated, and so they have the identical colour and preservation)
  • Different dinosaurs the lived in the identical time and place included the therizinosaurid Segnosaurus, the deinocheirid Garudimimus, the ankylosaurid Talarurus, sauropods, and tyrannosaroids

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This episode is dropped at you partly by TRX Dinosaurs, which makes lovely and life like dinosaur sculptures, puppets, and animatronics. You’ll be able to see some superb examples and works in progress on Instagram @trxdinosaurs

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