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Thai fossil dinosaurs

Thai fossil dinosaurs
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Copyright: Chris Chafer (sandpiper2) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1906 W: 107 N: 4875] (16757)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-01-12
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS, Digital ISO 200
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/100 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): My trips to Thailand, Malaysia & Singapore [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-07-10 16:20
Viewed: 5696
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
In January I went to the north east of Thailand to have a look at a couple of National Parks there. This area is different to other parts of Thailand, its drier and flatter with limestone mountains erupting out of the green paddy fields, a really fascinating place to visit.

In Phu Wiang National Park, there are several “in-situ” dinosaur displays. The fossilised bones (presumably replicas) have been laid out as they were found and then protected with covered glass compounds. Like everywhere, the Thais love their dinosaurs and there are two museums in the area dedicated to protecting the fossils and informing Thais and foreigners alike of what lived in the area before humans came along. One of the museums has a very good collection of life-sized displays outside, brilliant stuff really – see theWORKSHOP for a pic.

These fossils come from the large sauropod Phuwiangosaurus sirindhornae (meaning "Phu Wiang lizard") is the name given to a genus of dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous. It was a titanosaur which lived in Thailand. The type species, P. sirindhornae, was described by Martin, Buffetaut, and Suteethorn in 1994, it was named to honour Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand on her interested on geology and palaeontology of Thailand. It was around 30m (90 feet) long.

I know the main photo has a problem with the reflection off the glass, but I just felt like posting something a bit different :).

You can camp at many national parks in Thailand and I stayed here 2 nights, they even supply camping gear (tent, sleeping mat etc.) for a minimal fee.

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-07-10 22:20]

Hi Chris
Great collage today.Very instructive nots about this amazing fossil dinosaurs.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-07-10 22:21]

Hello Chris,
I don't know how museum exhibitions fit in with the TOS but how else can one portray prehistoric life on our planet?
There are glass reflections to cope with but it is interesting to know that are cretaceous fossils in Thailand that include dinosaurs.
Thanks for this unusual contribution and for your kind words on my 700th!
Cheers mate and have a good week,

Hello Chris,

Interesting collage today also interesting notoe's.
Good pov and fine colours.
The glass reflections does'nt matter in this picture.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-07-11 1:37]

Hi Chris,nice to see something to different on TN,this is very interesting,nice pic and the best result in these terribles lights.Thanks for share,have a nice Sunday,Luciano

Hi, Cris,
Great collage and interesting nots about this fossil dinosaurs.
Thanks, Ferran

Hello Chris
Interesting contribution to TN
I was not aware that dinosaurs fossils have been found in Thailand !

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-07-11 5:22]

Hello Chris,
this is an interesting presentation and an educational composition.
well thought and very well shown bones in clarity and sharpness. Thanks for providing such an exciting note.
Good collage for comparing and understanding fossils.


Hello Chris,
Great composition with fine details and very nice colours.
Very interesting image.

Dear Chris,
Thanks so much for this interesting photo and the informative notes.

I lived (during a sabbatical year)for over a year in Dorset, UK near Sherborne and spent a great time on the coast around Lyme Regis, where the first Dinosaurier was found...

I brought also some fossils to South Africa, where fossil collecting is illegal.

I found it always difficult to photograph fossils in situ - a non event for people who are not interested in fossils.

Have a nice evening (it is freezing here, even in the hot NE of South Africa)
Cheers Ingrid

Hallo Chris,
an unusual, but very interesting picture of fossil disonaurs, very good collage and notes too.
Best regards

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