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Recent Press Releases:

Scientists Name Two New Species of Horned Dinosaur (March 12, 2012)

Ryan, M. J., D. C. Evans, P. J. Currie, C. M. Brown, and D. Brinkman. 2012.  New leptoceratopsids from the Upper Cretaceous of Alberta, Canada. Cretaceous Research 35: 69-80. Available (subscription) here.

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Oldest Dinosaur Nesting Site Discovered (January 2012)

Reisz, R. R., D. C. Evans, E. M. Roberts, H. -D. Sues, and A. M. Yates. 2012. Oldest known dinosaurian nesting site and reproductive biology of the Early Jurassic sauropodomorph Massospondylus. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences: Early Edition, Jan. 23, 2012.

For the full release from the ROM, please go to this page.

For the full press release from the University of Toronto, please go to this page.

ROM Leads Research on Dinosaur Brain Structure (October 2008)

 New study uses CT scans to explore inner structure of lambeosaur skulls

A new study led by Dr. David Evans, Associate Curator of Vertebrate Palaeontology at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), reveals that the large, bizarre-shaped crests of duck-bill dinosaurs called lambeosaurs were used as a means of communication. The study combined 3D imaging, growth studies, and phylogenetic sampling to reconstruct the first ever detailed look into the brain and inner ear in this group of dinosaurs. The results of the study were presented on October 17 at the annual meeting of The Society of Vertebrate Palaeontology, and will be published in part in an upcoming issue of the journal The Anatomical Record. This work was done in collaboration with Dr. Lawrence Witmer of Ohio University.

For the full release from the ROM, please go to this page.

For the full press release from the Society of Vertebrate Palaeontology and Ohio U., please go to this page.

For the full story from the National Science Foundation, please go to this page.

Brain and nasal cavity endocasts of Corythosaurus

Massive Barosaurus skeleton discovered at the ROM (October 2007)

New ROM Curator reveals the rare skeleton of “Gordo”, the largest dinosaur ever to be displayed in Canada

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) announces the unusual discovery of a massive Barosaurus skeleton in the Museum’s own collections. The skeleton will form the centerpiece of the ROM’s new James and Louise Temerty Galleries of the Age of Dinosaurs, opening the weekend of December 15 and 16, 2007 on Level 2 of the Michael Lee-Chin Crystal. When completed and installed, the Barosaurus will be the largest dinosaur on permanent display in Canada.

For the full release from the ROM, please go to this page.

Life reconstruction of the sauropod Barosaurus

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