[Ocees] Fwd: Spinosaurus Lost Giant of the Cretaceous

Witmer, Lawrence witmerl at ohio.edu
Thu Sep 13 20:53:32 EDT 2018

Hi all,

Nizar Ibrahim indeed made a big splash a few years ago with his work on new material of Spinosaurus, and I'm sure the talk will be be very entertaining. He even did a TED talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/nizar_ibrahim_how_we_unearthed_the_spinosaurus?language=en&utm_campaign=tedspread&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=tedcomshare

The kicker is that many of the paleo-oriented folks here will be away at that time, attending the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology meeting in Albuquerque, which is a shame

Thanks, Bob, for bringing it to our attention! Best, --Larry


Nizar Ibrahim: How we unearthed the Spinosaurus | TED Talk<https://www.ted.com/talks/nizar_ibrahim_how_we_unearthed_the_spinosaurus?language=en&utm_campaign=tedspread&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=tedcomshare>
A 50-foot-long carnivore who hunted its prey in rivers 97 million years ago, the Spinosaurus is a "dragon from deep time." Paleontologist Nizar Ibrahim and his crew found new fossils, hidden in cliffs of the Moroccan Sahara desert, that are helping us learn more about the first swimming dinosaur -- who might also be the largest carnivorous dinosaur of all.

From: OCEES <ocees-bounces at listserv.ohio.edu> on behalf of Scott M Moody <summonzeus at gmail.com>
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Subject: [Ocees] Fwd: Spinosaurus Lost Giant of the Cretaceous

Perhaps we can get a van or two for the trip

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From: Colvin, Robert <colvin at ohio.edu<mailto:colvin at ohio.edu>>

Dear Faculty,

One of the candidates for the anatomy search that we interviewed over summer (Nizar Ibrahim), will be giving a National Geographic sponsored talk Friday, October 19, 7 pm, in New Albany, just NE of Columbus. He has offered to get us complimentary tickets for interested faculty and graduate students.  Would anyone be interested?

The link is here:


Could the request be posted to the OCEES list serv? That will make it to the Biomed folks, right? Thanks!

Anyone that’s interested, should send their name directly to me at colvin at ohio.edu<mailto:colvin at ohio.edu>. You will be able to pick up your tickets at the will call booth.


Robert A. Colvin, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair, Biological Sciences

Irvine Hall Room 112

Ohio University

Athens, OH  45701 USA

Phone: 740-593-2401

Email: colvin at ohio.edu<mailto:colvin at ohio.edu>

Web: https://www.ohio.edu/cas/biosci/contact/profiles.cfm?profile=colvin


Scott M. Moody, Ph.D., Associate Professor Emeritus of Evolutionary and Organismic  Biology
Ohio Center for Ecology and Evolutionary Studies, Ohio University Athens

“The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection.”

Thomas Paine, a founding father of the American Revolution who wrote Common Sense, 1776
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