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New dinosaur discoveries

Watch: New dinosaur discoveries: interview with dinosaur palaeontologist - Emil Krupandan

I interview Dr Emil Krupandan who is a dinosaur palaeontologist about some of the research he has done during his PhD to uncover new information about the early evolution and biology of the long neck dinosaurs. This work involved the description of over 300 bones recovered from a single locality. He has analysed the material to find out how many individuals are repesented, how they are related to other members of the dinosaur family, and by looking at the microscopic structure of their bones, assessing how they grew.

We filmed this interview in Iziko South African Museum where they have some wonderful mounted dinosaur skeletons – such as the Jobaria skeleton which you can see behind Emil.

Below I have provided links to my books in this field. The first is my popular level book about African dinosaurs. It is the only full length book about Africa’s fabulous dinosaurs – Famous Dinosaurs of Africa.

My Fossils for Africa book also has some information about African dinosaurs, as well as other fossil evidence.

And if you are interested to understand more about the technical aspects of using bone microstructure to reconstruct extinct animals, you can view the abstract of a scholarly article below, or you may want to read my book on dinosaur bone microstructure, The Microstructure of Dinosaur Bone – Deciphering Biology Through Fine Scale Techniques.

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