Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Smarter for 10; MARION MCMULLEN LOOKS AT SOME RECENT DINOSAUR DISCOVERIES AS A JURASSIC STAR GOES ON TOURAn Artist's Impression of a Pair Of

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Smarter for 10; MARION MCMULLEN LOOKS AT SOME RECENT DINOSAUR DISCOVERIES AS A JURASSIC STAR GOES ON TOURAn Artist's Impression of a Pair Of

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Byline: MARION MCMULLEN

1 WHO ARE YOU CALLING AN OLD FOSSIL? DIPPY the Diplodocus is leaving his London home at the Natural History Museum and heading on a road trip. The 70ft reconstructed dinosaur skeleton first roared into the museum in 1905, but is being retired next year and replaced by the real skeleton of a blue whale.

2 WHO WANTS TO WALK THE DINOSAUR? MORE than 32,000 people signed a petition to save Dippy and he will be heading out on tour in 2018 calling at Dorset County Museum, Birmingham Museum, Ulster Museum, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow, Great North Museum, Newcastle, the National Assembly of Wales, Number One Riverside, Rochdale, and Norwich Cathedral.

it neck and neck? 3was SCIENTISTS unveiled fossils from a new species of giant, long-necked dinosaur in October. Discovered in north-eastern Australia, there is speculation that Savannasaurus elliottorum may have traversed Antarctica from South America some 105 million years ago.

had a killer instinct? 4who THE carnivorous Gualicho dinosaurs were discovered in South America. They had the same body design as a Tyrannosaurus Rex but evolved completely separately from them... showing that nature made no mistake giving predators small pairs of forelimbs.

your name mud? 5is AN ARTIST'S impression of what the dinosaur Tongtianlong limosus looked like was released by Edinburgh University last month. The fossil, nicknamed the Mud Dragon, has given scientists insight into a family of creatures that flourished just before the mass extinction.

it a real dragon? 6was THE bird-like species was discovered on a Chinese building site preserved almost intact, lying on its front with its wings and neck outstretched. Scientists speculate that the creature may have died in this pose after becoming mired in mud 66 to 72 million years ago. They named the new species Tongtianlong limosus, meaning "muddy dragon on the road to heaven. …

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