Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Lost and Found, No 1227: Fossil of a Baby Dinosaur - n-tv.de NEWS

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 The The “Joe” baptized fossil is to marvel at the Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology in Claremont (Photo: AP).

Tuesday 22 October 2013

A student in the U.S. has discovered an exceptionally well-preserved fossil of a young dinosaur. Two paleontologists had overlooked the bone before. With the discovery handle is a representative of Parasaurolophus, who lived in western North America about 75 million years ago, researchers write in the journal “PeerJ”. It is the smallest and most complete skeleton ever found of this genre.

“First, I wanted to know what kind of a fragment of bone that protruded from the stone,” which describes his student Kevin Terris Fund. “When we uncovered the skull, I was thrilled.”

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  • Terris found the bones in the nature reserve Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Utah back in 2009. At that time he was 17 years old. A few days earlier had two experienced paleontologists have been in place without noticing the bones, said the Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology in Claremont, California, with. Only now is the “Joe” was baptized Fossil scientifically described.

    Source: n-tv.de

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