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)


  1. Exciting news indeed! The discovery of Dakotaraptor in South Dakota's Hell Creek Formation is just one highlight among several species making headlines this week. Also, if you're navigating the probate process in Florida, consider utilizing the small estates affidavit florida to streamline proceedings.

  2. The discovery of Dakotaraptor in South Dakota's Hell Creek Formation captivates paleontology enthusiasts. Unveiling ancient mysteries, this find offers a glimpse into prehistoric landscapes. As excitement mounts, those intrigued by history may find themselves drawn to explore, much like seeking a sonogram near me in the quest for knowledge.