Friday, 19 January 2018

Our ornithopod long bones

Holly Woodward (et al) have just published a new paper on what can be deduced about our ornithopods based on cross-sections of their long bones.
Here is the link
Long-time followers of Dino Dreaming will remember Holly from the 2010 Field Report.

More on Diluvicursor pickeringi

Our little dinosaur now has a Wikipedia entry.

And lots of press:
New York Post
Fox News
9 News

Also check out the Museums Victoria site.

Thursday, 11 January 2018

Diluvicursor pickeringi

The partial skeleton from ETRW has a name!
Meet Diluvicursor pickeringi.
Here is the PeerJ article by Dr Matt Herne et al.

Monday, 11 December 2017

Sneak peek 2017 Field Report front cover

The 2017 Field Report Cover shows "Gerry's jaw" (found in 2001) next to Bishops whitmorei. Tom has been researching this tiny jaw and will be telling crew and registered Friends exciting things about it on Saturday afternoon.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Field Report Day

Mark your diaries! The 2017 Field Report Presentation Day has been set for Saturday 16 December at Melbourne Museum. More details closer to the date.

Monday, 29 May 2017

John Wilkins's Prep Station

Lesley Kool has been teaching John Wilkins how to prepare our fossils
Busy busy busy
. John has set up a workstation at home complete with a homemade reflector to concentrate the light.  I look forward to be able to report on what he discovers.

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Paul Chedgey's workstation

I spoke to long time volunteer Paul Chedgey when I was in the museum the other day and he showed me this photo of the rock-breaking station he had built in his back yard.  Not all the fossil-finding excitement happens on the dig itself.  Between digs, Paul and others like him break down a lot of the offcuts and rejected fossils.  This so reminds me of the Inverloch breaking stations, except that the chair is better and there is no tubby stool next to it holding a cup of tea.