Shop Forum More Submit  Join Login
Experiment by ScottHartman

Update: Funded! Thanks for everyone who helped with support or spreading the news!

Hello Fellow DAers!

As some of you know, for more than a decade I have been involved with describing a new troodontid from the Morrison Formation. The specimen was nicknamed "Lori", and I and my colleagues have presented preliminary work at SVP in years past. At long last we are just about ready to submit the paper for publication, but need a last round of transporting the specimen for Micro CT scans, imaging the specimen for publication, and getting the authors together in one place to hash out the final paper.

To that end we started an Experiment.com  fundraising page. The funds will cover the aforementioned transportation costs, as well as page costs to make the paper Open Access, and share some of the costs associated with CA-TIMS dating and other tests we are running.

We are quite close to our goal, but we are also close to the deadline, so if any of you are able to support the research we would greatly appreciate it. And if you don't have the resources to donate (I understand!) please share the project online.

Thank you!

-Scott

P.S. Josh Cotton did this great life reconstruction of Lori playing dodge-the-sauropod-foot, which is totally worth enjoying:

Lori by ScottHartman
Add a Comment:
 
:icondinomariozilla:
DinoMarioZilla Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Gee, i'm sorry i did not notice earlier. But i'm glad the funding was successful! Can't wait to know the name of the little guy.
Reply
:iconandresome:
Andresome Featured By Owner May 1, 2016
Gosh! Wish I could have seen this sooner. I Could have gathered some money to help funding. 
Reply
:iconscotthartman:
ScottHartman Featured By Owner May 20, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
It's alright, we hit the goal anyhow, and now we're about half done with our work to finish the project and submit it. Thanks though!
Reply
:iconthediremoose:
thediremoose Featured By Owner Edited Apr 26, 2016
I'm sorry I didn't see this either. It's good to see this one is finally getting published though; I'm glad I'll soon be able to say the name (insert unmentionable dinosaur name here) without fear.

Also, very fitting image by Cotton considering the site that yielded the specimen. ;)
Reply
:iconscotthartman:
ScottHartman Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
It IS a good image. And don't sweat it, we got it funded and have made some major progress on Lori (Bill & Dean visited two weeks ago) and have 1/4 of the updated matrix scored. We also have quite a bit of new data available from the specimen, so hopefully everything works out.
Reply
:iconthediremoose:
thediremoose Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2016
Is the name still going to be the one you told me about?
Reply
:iconscotthartman:
ScottHartman Featured By Owner May 3, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Pretty much.
Reply
:iconpyroraptor42:
Pyroraptor42 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016
I didn't see this until now! Too bad I couldn't help ;(
Reply
:iconthedinorocker:
thedinorocker Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2016
I m Happy for you you funded what you need!
Reply
:iconaspidel:
aspidel Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad for you it's been funded.
Hmmm, when I draw dinosaurs again, this one will very likely be on my list.

Josh Cotton's drawing is very fun, a good little lively scenery.
Reply
:icondinopithecus:
Dinopithecus Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2016
It was funded?

Hahaha, coooool!!! Good on you!
Reply
:iconaltithoraxjjh:
AltithoraxJJH Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2016
I hope successful result.
Reply
:icondontknowwhattodraw94:
Dontknowwhattodraw94 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Can't help funding I fear, but I'll share this.
Reply
:iconthedinorocker:
thedinorocker Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2016
Surely shared online, can't promise for a donation...
Reply
:iconscotthartman:
ScottHartman Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
We appreciate the help with outreach :)
Reply
:iconthe-nerdinator:
The-Nerdinator Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2016
Ah, yes, I remember them...one of them ate one of my sisters.
Reply
:iconscotthartman:
ScottHartman Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
That's rough man.
Reply
:iconcaptainjimmbob:
captainjimmbob Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2016
Oh! What will it be named, if it is named?
Reply
:iconscotthartman:
ScottHartman Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I'm afraid that has to be a secret until publication - journals don't much like having their thunder stolen.
Reply
:iconcaptainjimmbob:
captainjimmbob Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2016
Oh man... well that makes sense at least.


Any idea when it might be published?
Reply
:iconscotthartman:
ScottHartman Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
If we get this funding the idea is to have it submitted in May or June.
Reply
:iconcaptainjimmbob:
captainjimmbob Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2016
Sounds exciting! I wish I could fund it, but I simply can't.


Well, good luck with this, Lori is an exciting specimen, one of the most completely known definite Jurassic troodontids, it is a big milestone if it is properly described and named.
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×





Details

Submitted on
March 17, 2016
Link
Thumb

Stats

Views
25,998
Favourites
17 (who?)
Comments
22