Browsing Archive: April, 2011

Largest Fossil Spider Found

Posted by ChiefJack Hawk on Thursday, April 21, 2011,
Paleontologists reported today that they have discovered the largest fossil spider ever found.  Of course, that's a relative term since the 165 million year old arachnid had a body one inch wide with 2 and a half inch legs.  The spider was an early version of the Nephila family, more commonly known as a Golden Orb spider, which today uses its large netlike webs to capture birds and bats.  Most Nephilas today live in tropical climates, so it's safe to assume this prehistoric spider did the sam...
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New Dino Carnivore Matches T-Rex In Size

Posted by ChiefJack Hawk on Saturday, April 2, 2011, In : Paleontology 
It seems like Moammar Gadhafi and Japan have been in the news and nothing else is happening elsewhere, right?  Tell you what---let's talk dinosaurs, specifically a brand new one that just came out of some fossil beds.  Paleontologists in Paris have reported via Agence France Presse and the scientific journal Cretaceous Research on April 1 that researchers in China have found a new species of meat eating dino.  Named Zhuchengtyrannus Magnus, or "tyrant of Zhucheng" after the area where it was ...
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About Chief Jack


Chief Jack Hawk Chief Jack has hosted The Mohawk Radio Show since August 1969. He is a champion for the cause of Indie artists, and many Indies have had great success since having their music played on the station. He is a Mohawk chief who played with a Canadian band for about 10 years. He publishes articles under the name Jacques Boulerice for Yahoo! Voices and is working on a new movie script.

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