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By John Noble Wilford New York Times News Service When Paul C. Sereno went hunting dinosaur bones in the Sahara, his career took a sharp turn from paleontology to archaeology.
By Elaine Warner, The Edmond Sun, Okla. Jul. 4--EDMOND -- Two of my favorite Oklahoma attractions have become even more attractive with new additions to their collections. The Oklahoma Aquarium at Jenks opened the Hayes Family Ozark Stream in March.
Paleontologists have discovered fossils in Africaâ€™s Sahara Desert of two new meat-eating dinosaurs that walked the earth 110 million years ago during the Cretaceous Period.
Nigersaurus, meaning "Niger lizard", is a genus of diplodocoid dinosaur from the Middle Cretaceous Period (during the Aptian or Albian age between 119 to 99 million years ago). It was first described by Paul Sereno and his colleagues in 1999. It was discovered in the Elrhaz Formation in the Niger Republic by Philippe Taquet in 1976. This sauropod had a short neck, much shorter than other sauropods. Despite being a stocky dinosaur, Nigersaurus reached a length of 29.5 feet. It was still...