Friday, November 6, 2015

In the News: The Terror of the Midwest

Fig.1. Artist illustration of Dakotaraptor steini, DePalma et al 2015
Credit: Emily Willoughby, 2015

The recently described Dakotaraptor, found in the Hell Creek Formation of South Dakota, is only one of several species in the news this week who give a glimpse into ancient history. Read to learn about a baby Pentaceratops, fire-frogs, sea urchins, and more!

  • The first baby Pentaceratops skull ever discovered was unveiled yesterday at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. The museum’s paleontologists are still hard at work to dig out fossils that have been in rock for around 70 million years: “New Mexico Museum Unveils Rare Fossil Find,” New York Times (06 November 2015)

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