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Sunday, 06 July 2014

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Una vertebra di theropode dal Marocco risolve l'enigma proporzionale di Spinosaurus? 

Theropoda [2014-07-06 16:10:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (34 visits) info

Perché le vertebre dorsali di Spinosaurus hanno lunghezza comparabili a quelle dei grandi tyrannosauridi e carcharodontosauridi, mentre le faccette articolari e gli archi neurali sono marcatamente più piccoli? Come spiegare questa anomalia? Nell'istituire Sigilmassasaurus, Russell (1996) incluse tra il materiale riferibile a questo taxon varie vertebre dorsali isolate, appartenenti ad

The Vredefort Gabbronorite ? News [2014-06-25 15:19:56]  recommend  recommend this post  (27 visits) info

“It is definitely a rock that crystallized from the mini-sea of magma, which was created by the impact crater.” “One of the reasons Moser said other geologists kept missing the point is “it doesn’t look like what you expect it to look like.” Quotes from Western News. Related: What is the Vredefort

Coming Soon: Giant theropod Kem Kem bites 

Theropoda [2014-06-20 11:47:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (17 visits) info
Carcharodontosaurus, Sauroniops o Spinosaurus?

L'omero di "Spinosaurus gigante" appartiene a... 

Theropoda [2014-06-15 08:00:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (18 visits) info

Nel precedente post, ho discusso le affinità di due omeri parziali dal Cenomaniano del Marocco. Un omero distale mostra caratteri in comune con Baryonyx e può essere riferito a Spinosaurus, come già ipotizzato da Russell (1996). Usando l'olotipo di Baryonyx come riferimento, l'esemplare marocchino risulta ampio circa 85% del theropode inglese. Il tema principale del post era comunque un altro

Mea Culpa: l'omero di Spinosaurus non è di Spinosaurus 

Theropoda [2014-06-14 09:07:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (21 visits) info

Questo post vuole rimediare ad un altro post scritto anni fa, quando il blog era giovane. Mea Culpa! In quel post, accennai ad un omero parziale di dinosauro descritto brevemente da Russell (1996) e proveniente dal Cenomaniano del Marocco. Nel mio post di quei tempi giovanili, ipotizzai chequell'omero potesse appartenere a Spinosaurus, e completai leparti mancanti usando Baryonyx come

Quitting Instead of Losing their Shirts News [2014-06-11 22:08:52]  recommend  recommend this post  (23 visits) info
“Only a fraction of the natural gas export projects being developed around the globe will become reality as high costs and weakening gas prices torpedo those that until recently promised huge returns on

Lake Goo Clue 

State of the Planet [2014-06-06 18:53:48]  recommend  recommend this post  (13 visits) info
The lands of Africa's Horn, Great Valleys sliced by a Rift, By drought and famine are torn ... What drives such a large rainfall

I Theropodi dal Cretacico Inferiore Tunisino: una storia di filogenesi, ontogenesi e stratigrafia 

Theropoda [2014-06-02 17:47:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (16 visits) info

Nell'estate del 2013, freschi freschi dalla pubblicazione di Tataouinea, e con lo studio sui resti di titanosauriformi tunisini pronto per essere mandato ad una rivista scientifica, Federico Fanti ed il vostro paleo-blogger di fiducia si incontrarono per discutere su cosa fare con altri fossili, sempre rinvenuti dal team di Federico in Tunisia. I fossili in questione, sebbene non spettacolari

China’s Global Energy Reach News [2014-05-25 13:51:34]  recommend  recommend this post  (28 visits) info

To diversity its sources of energy “China now has operations, investments or projects across the globe in Africa, the Middle East, South America and North America.” Quote from the New York Times

Marine Reptile Fossil Bed on Africa’s West Coast News [2014-05-22 21:18:42]  recommend  recommend this post  (18 visits) info

Researchers from Southern Methodist University investigate a marine reptile fossil bed outcropping on the west coast of Africa that was deposited during the early opening of what is now the South Atlantic

Selling Shale Drilling Expertise Abroad News [2014-05-22 13:17:15]  recommend  recommend this post  (12 visits) info

Companies in the United States have made major advances in horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing over the past several years. Now, governments and energy companies in other countries would like to benefit from that

Platinum-Group Resource Assessment News [2014-05-16 13:14:32]  recommend  recommend this post  (13 visits) info
“The first-ever inventory and geological assessment of known and undiscovered platinum-group element resources estimates that more than 150,000 metric tons of PGEs may exist in the two southern African countries that produce most of the global supply of these critical elements. The potential global PGE supply is nearly double what we understood from previous studies,

How can some soil be older than other soil? 

SOILS MATTER, GET THE SCOOP! [2014-05-14 15:00:44]  recommend  recommend this post  (33 visits) info
Question: I just read something that said Africa south of the Sahara has some of the “oldest soils in the world.” But I thought all Earth’s land was once one

Drought in the Congo Rainforest News [2014-05-13 13:09:33]  recommend  recommend this post  (7 visits) info

A new analysis of NASA satellite data shows Africa’s Congo rainforest, the second-largest tropical rainforest in the world, has undergone a large-scale decline in greenness over the past

LNG: Another Way to Lose Your Shirt? Again? News [2014-05-13 13:08:02]  recommend  recommend this post  (3 visits) info

One of the current debates in Washington is about exporting natural gas from the United States. A few years ago companies were mothballing brand new LNG import facilities because massive shale plays started flooding the United States market with low cost natural gas. Now companies are lobbying the United States government for permission to export

Wet Sand: A Secret of Pyramid Construction? News [2014-05-08 13:55:09]  recommend  recommend this post  (11 visits) info

“A wall painting in the tomb of Djehutihotep clearly shows a person standing on the front of the pulled sledge and pouring water over the sand just in front of it.” Quoted from the University of Amsterdam press

Are we there yet? Dr. John Kappelman discusses Africa and the human evolutionary journey at HMNS 

BEYONDbones [2014-05-06 20:53:40]  recommend  recommend this post  (17 visits) info
In the history of mankind, there have been three major migrations: two of these happened a long time ago, and one (of the “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” type) happened in our own lifetime.  About … Continue reading

Arroumd Rock Avalanche News [2014-04-27 14:28:18]  recommend  recommend this post  (15 visits) info

Dave Petley discusses the Arroumd Rock Avalanche, an ancient landslide in the Atlas Mountains of

Monday Geology Picture: Map Pillow Decor 

Georneys [2014-04-21 21:48:31]  recommend  recommend this post  (27 visits) info
During a shopping trip over the weekend, I acquired a set of lovely pillows with a map of Africa on them for the sofa in our lounge. Geokitteh Zayna heartily approves of the new map pillows. She’s sleeping on one of the map pillows in the above picture. I really enjoy decorating with maps. When we have a house, I plan to frame a few maps to display in various

Un pulcino di Deltadromeus? 

Theropoda [2014-04-19 16:10:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (18 visits) info

Il Cenomaniano continentale del Marocco è noto per i suoi theropodi giganti. Spinosaurus (ed il suo potenziale sinonimo Sigilmassasaurus), Carcharodontosaurus, Deltadromeus (ed il suo potenziale sinonimo – per ora solo egiziano – Bahariasaurus), Sauroniops, sono tutti taxa con dimensioni adulte che si attestano nella categoria dei mega-theropodi. Resti isolati di abelisauridi indicano la | Impressum