Due to the current troll infestation we will be requiring you to sign in to leave a comment. Also, please note that we will be very nice in the regular posts, but we will not be gentle in the Sunday Blaspheme posts. You will be expected to back up any ideas with facts.

I am always happy to answer any questions I can:)

New Rule! Staff reserves the right to cuss you out and post your correspondence if you send us annoying emails.



Monday, November 17, 2008

Aerosteon riocoloradensis

A new Theropod I mentioned a few months ago. I finally got around to scanning it. It appears to be a late surviving Allosaur from South America. It's important for 2 reasons, Allosaurs seem to have died out around 150 mya while this guy was found in sediments only 84 million years old, and they to have mostly hollow bones. Most dinosaurs did, but not to the extremes this one has.

It was about 30 feet long and the restoration (which has only a few parts of the skull so this is pretty speculative) was based on earlier Allosaurs.



No comments: