Thursday, November 24, 2022
HomeDinosaurI Know Dino Podcast Present Notes: Alectrosaurus (Episode 198)

I Know Dino Podcast Present Notes: Alectrosaurus (Episode 198)

Episode 198 is all about Alectrosaurus, A medium sized cretaceous tyrannosaur that lived alongside aspect Gigantoraptor.

Large because of all our patrons! Your help means a lot to us and retains us going! In the event you’re a dinosaur fanatic, be part of our rising neighborhood on Patreon at

You possibly can take heed to our free podcast, with all our episodes, on Apple Podcasts at:

On this episode, we talk about:


  • Three juveniles of a brand new iguanodontian species named Choyrodon barsboldi have been present in Mongolia supply
  • A brand new Amargasaurus relative named Pilmatueia faundezi was present in Argentina supply
  • A fireplace destroyed a lot of the Nationwide Museum of Brazil in Rio de Janeiro taking with it a part of the Iritator holotype, Maxakalisaurus, and plenty of different necessary fossils supply
    • They’ve requested anybody with images of the displays to ship them to t[email protected]
  • The Museum of Prehistory in Brabant, Netherlands, shall be offered with a brand new Diplodocus skeleton on October 10 supply
  • Cincinnati Museum Middle in Ohio is getting a 55% full 30 ft lengthy Torvosaurus skeleton in November supply
  • A T. rex skeleton nicknamed Roosevelt is on show on the Erin Martin Design showroom in Napa County, CA supply
  • A single industrial park in China is liable for a lot of the dinosaur animatronics created on this planet supply
  • A household in Nice Falls, Montana created a mini sauropod sculpture supply
  • Google Chrome created a birthday version of the working T. rex to have fun its tenth anniversary supply
  • Mattel launched an interactive robotic velociraptor toy referred to as “Alpha Coaching Blue” supply

The dinosaur of the day: Alectrosaurus

  • Tyrannosaurid that lived within the Cretaceous in what’s now Inside Mongolia, on the Iren Dabasu Formation
  • Just one species: Alectrosaurus olseni
  • Identify means “Alone lizard”
  • Present in 1923 as a part of the Third Asiatic Expedition of the American Museum of Pure Historical past, led by Walter W. Granger
  • Named in 1933 by Charles Gilmore
  • Species title in honor of George Olsen, assistant paleontologist, who found the fossils, together with an almost full proper hindlimb, a part of the correct femur, tibia, fibular, toes, hand, and a part of the pubis
  • Olsen additionally discovered a second specimen close by (included humerus, fingers, vertebrae)
  • Different fossils have been referred to Alectrosaurus, present in China and Uzbekistan
  • Medium-sized, bipedal carnivore
  • Might develop as much as 16.4 ft (5 m) lengthy, and had an identical physique form to T. rex
  • One of many prime predators of its time, together with Gigantoraptor
  • In all probability preyed on ornithischians, equivalent to Bactrosaurus and Gilmoreosaurus
  • Tibia and femur have been related in size (completely different from different tyrannosauroids, the place the tibia is longer)
  • Additionally, the hind foot and ankle have been nearer in dimension to the tibia than different tyrannosauroids (hind foot is often longer)
  • Some scientists have thought Alectrosaurus olseni was a species of Albertosaurus, however Carr in 2005 mentioned Alectrosaurus had quite a lot of distinguishing traits, and was its personal genus

Enjoyable Reality:

“odon” is traditionally one of the crucial frequent dinosaur title endings, however it’s used a lot much less typically today.


This episode is dropped at you partially by TRX Dinosaurs, which makes stunning and practical dinosaur sculptures, puppets, and animatronics. You possibly can see some superb examples and works in progress on Instagram @trxdinosaurs



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Most Popular

Recent Comments