Nerd Nite Wedding

 In the summer of 2016, we tied the knot in an untraditional ceremonial seminar series featuring Dr. Philip J. Currie and Dr. Robert T. Bakker. The event was hosted by Nerd Nite Edmonton.

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Amanda Kelley
A Dinosaur Named Hannah

It’s traditional that, when a new dinosaur specimen is found, its discoverer gets to give it a nickname. In 2015, I found a new ceratopsian skull and associated skeleton. Its nickname: Hannah – after my dog.

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Amanda Kelley
I Know Dino Podcast

I sit down for a chat with the podcast I Know Dino. We shoot the breeze on comparative anatomy, recent fieldwork finds, fossil stomach contents, and dinosaur video games.

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Amanda Kelley
Raptor Tracker

To keep their big sickle foot-claw sharp, Velociraptor and its relatives walked with one toe raised. Thanks to this unusual trait, a new trackway has been identified as the trail of a raptor.

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Amanda Kelley
Romeo & Juliet

Preserved together in the ancient sands of Mongolia, a pair or oviraptorosaurs were given the poetic nickname of “Romeo and Juliet”. But that title might be more apt than was first thought.

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Amanda Kelley
Dino Derby

With no armor, no horns, and much shorter legs than their tyrannosaur predators, hadrosaurs would seem to have been sitting ducks. But I think the secret to the group’s survival may have been their adaptations for endurance.

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Amanda Kelley