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High School Student Discovers Baby Dinosaur Fossil
2013-10-22 14:59:23

[ Watch the Video: Baby Parasaurolophus Dinosaur ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology at The Webb Schools announced on Tuesday one of its students has discovered the youngest, most complete fossil skeleton of a Parasaurolophus. Three-dimensional scans of the entire fossil have been made available for free online, making this dinosaur the most digitally accessible one to date. High school student Kevin Terris discovered the...


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2012-03-22 19:06:13

Saurolophus, meaning “lizard crest,” is a genus of hadrosaurid dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period (70 million years ago) of what is now North America and Asia. It is one of the few genera of dinosaurs that is known from multiple continents. The first specimen was described by paleontologist Barnum Brown in 1911. The skeleton is now on display at the American Museum of Natural History and is the first nearly complete dinosaur skeleton found in Canada. It was found in rocks of the...

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2012-03-20 22:10:02

Parasaurolophus, meaning “near-crested lizard,” is a genus of ornithopod dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period of what is now North America (76 to 73 million years ago). This genus is based on a skull and partial skeleton missing most of the tail and hind legs below the knees, which was found by a field party from the University of Toronto in 1920 near Sand Creek along the Red Deer River in Alberta, Canada. The rocks where the specimen was unearthed are known as the Campanian-age Upper...

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