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DINO LAND'S PALEONTOLOGY INTERVIEWS
As part of its comprehensive website, Dino Land has posted several interviews with some of the world's greatest paleontologists. Click on
the links below to learn about, among other things, dinosaur extinction, dinosaur-bird evolution, dinosaur trackways, duckbilled dinosaurs,
the possibility of warm-blooded dinosaurs, and even mosasaurs! Come back soon, as we will be posting new interviews often.
Q AND A INTERVIEWS
DALE RUSSELL--A talk with the renowned paleontologist who has studied dinosaur extinction,
proposed different theories on metabolism, examined the dinosaur faunas of Africa and Mongolia, and recently published a paper on the first known dinosaur heart.
KIRK JOHNSON--A chat with the Denver Museum of Natural History paleobotanist
who has discovered evidence of a prehistoric rainforest in Colorado and has published his views on the evolution of flowering plants.
LARRY AGENBROAD--One of the top science stories of 1999
was the discovery of a nearly complete mammoth carcass in Siberia. Hear about this discovery from one of the researchers.
WALTER ALVAREZ--An interesting discussion with the geologist who first introduced the notion
that dinosaurs may have been killed off by a cosmic impact with earth. We discuss his original 1980 Science paper on the subject, plus the fossil record in Italy and the contributions of his late colleague Jack Sepkoski.
WILLIAM HAMMER--Today Antarctica is a barren wasteland. But, in Jurassic times, it was likely a temperate home of dinosaurs, pterosaurs, and other ancient creatures. Just how do we know this? Led by the discoveries of Dr. William Hammer, prehistoric Antarctica is no longer a mystery. We talk
about his discovery of Cryolophosaurus, the first named Antarctic dinosaur, and his small-town institution, the Fryxell Museum of Geology.
MATT WEDEL--Which dinosaur was the largest to ever roam the earth? The answer to this question was likely answered last October, with the announcement of the discovery of
Sauroposeidon, a gigantic sauropod. Learn more about this beast as we discuss its discovery and size with the Sauroposeidon team's lead researcher.
SUSAN HENDRICKSON--The Sue who found Sue! Read about the discovery of
the world's most famous fossil: the recently unveiled Tyrannosaurus rex nicknamed Sue. Learn about the hardships around the discovery, and the highlights of Susan Hendrickson's long and interesting career.
ROBERT T. BAKKER--Paleontology's Renaissance man, who in the late
1960's initially published the theory that some dinosaurs may have been warm-blooded! You can also learn about a carnivorous dinosaur that
may be bigger than T. rex and an outrageous theory that may explain dinosaur extinction.
DAVID RAUP--Once called the world's most brilliant paleontologist by Stephen Jay
Gould, Dr. Raup first hypothesized the idea that mass extinctions periodically occur every 26 million years. Read more about this theory and
Raup's vast professional career.
MARTIN LOCKLEY--Paleontology's master tracker,
known as the world expert on dinosaur tracks. Were the dinosaurs social? Did they migrate? Did they protect their young? How did T. rex run? Find out here!
PETER SHEEHAN--Geology's equivalent
to Sherlock Holmes. Travel along with Dr. Sheehan as he treks to the Hell Creek Formation of Montana to try to decipher whether the dinosaur
extinction was catastrophic and extremely fast, or gradual.
CATHY FORSTER--A true wonder woman!
Discover how one of her new discoveries may help solve the age old mystery of dinosaur-bird evolution. Also, learn about an ugly new
theropod found by her team in Madagascar!
JAMES FARLOW--One of paleontology's foremost
locomotion specialists. Hear Dr. Farlow talk about the evolution of locomotion, the running speed of T. rex, and several of the
dinosaur track sites he has studied.
MICHAEL BRETT-SURMAN--A duckbilled-dinosaur
specialist who has discovered a way to identify hadrosaurs by merely looking at their leg bones. Hear him tell you about his interesting
position at the world famous Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.
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