Tag Archives: dinosaurs

Dontknowsaurus

After seeing a picture at Reddit (a biblical person riding a dinosaur) with a long winding comment thread, I found myself looking for statistics about fossil finds. More or less, I’m looking for the answer to the question of “Which continent has the most fossil finds?”.

The web is not particularly helpful: Enchanted Learning has a couple of pages dedicated to specific dinosaur finds per continent: North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and Antartica.

Looking (skirmishly) at the Asia page (above), it seems to tell me that hardly any gigantic dinosaurs were found in that Middle East region, but, I guess, maybe this explains why there’s so much oil overthere (reminder: how oil forms). Additionally, it appears that most of the dino fossils appear to have been found in North America. You can make up your own mind about that.

Glacialisaurus

I‘m a Glacialisaurus action pictures.fan of EurekAlert, a site that provides scientific news and achievements in two-bite snack format. The only problem I have with the site is that the articles are short and (generally) don’t provide appropriate links. Take for example this one about that dinosaur find in Antartica: the article mentions digital images (by William Stout) but to actually find some samples, I needed some Google-Fu to see what that thing looked like.

EurekAlert does link to the magazine that features the (published) findings: however, to find detailed information about this, you need to dive deep into the site to find an abstract about the new dino, plus the magical (but technical) full article (PDF format!).