TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – The Glazer Children’s Museum in Tampa is champing at the bit to show off the real dinosaur skeleton it is getting – not one of those plaster or robotic ones. It’s nicknamed Big John after the South Dakota rancher whose land was the final resting place for the ancient bones, which set a Guinness record for the largest triceratops skeleton ever uncovered.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The state of Utah and two Republican-leaning rural counties have sued the Biden administration over the president’s decision last year to restore two sprawling national monuments on rugged lands sacred to Native Americans that former President Donald Trump had downsized.
PARIS (AP) – The world’s biggest triceratops skeleton, known as “Big John,” was sold for 6.6 million euros ($7.7 million) October 21 to a private collector at a Paris auction house.
VALLETTA, Malta (AP) – Malta says it will seek to retrieve a shark tooth that was presented to Britain’s Prince George by veteran broadcaster and naturalist David Attenborough, who found the fossil during a holiday on the Mediterranean island in the 1960s.
STOCKHOLM (AP) – Archaeologists on Thursday reported finding the remains of a dog from more than 8,400 years ago at a human burial site in southern Sweden.
DALLAS – The largest example ever recorded of one of the most instantly recognizable of all fossils could bring as much as $1 million in Heritage Auctions’ Nature & Science Auction Sept. 28. The rare saber-tooth cat skull is one of fewer than 10 full skulls ever brought to auction.
Artist’s impression of bony-tooth bird fossil found in New Zealand, Protodontopteryx ruthae. Illustration by Derek Onley. Image available through CC by NC license for news and current affairs use
CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND – The ancestor of some of the largest flying birds ever has been found in Waipara, New Zealand.
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Three architect-led teams will compete for the job of leading master planning for renovation of Los Angeles’ famed La Brea Tar Pits.
KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) – The southernmost private island in the United States, owned since the 1970s by the late Key West philanthropist and visionary David Wolkowsky, will be preserved as part of the Key West National Wildlife Refuge under an agreement struck after decades of negotiations.
DALLAS (AP) – About 120 million years ago, flocks of small dinosaurs bounded from plant to plant in an open floodplain southwest of what is now Fort Worth. They stood on two legs as they foraged for leaves and shoots. The smallest hatchlings were about the length of your hand, while the largest measured 9 feet from head to tail.