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2010-03-24 09:50:00

A new species of plant-eating dinosaur has been discovered in the Navajo Sandstone region of Utah, where it apparently had been buried by a collapsing sand dune, researchers announced on Tuesday. According to a March 23 University of Utah press release, the nearly complete skeleton is of a plant-eater that lived approximately 185 million years ago. It was discovered in 2004, excavated in 2005, and is the topic of research published in PLoS ONE, the online journal produced of the Public...


Latest Navajo Sandstone Reference Libraries

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2010-09-30 18:58:57

Seitaad, derived from a Navajo legend of a san monster with the same name -- "Seit'aad," is a genus of prosauropod dinosaur from the Early Jurassic Period. The type species, S. ruessi, was described in 2010 based on fossils recovered from the Navajo Sandstone Formation in southern Utah. It is known from a nearly complete fossil that appears to have been entombed by the collapse of a sand dune about 185 million years ago. Based on the fossil, the dinosaur would have been 10 to 15 feet long...

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