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Propanoplosaurus marylandicus

23 Sep

Sometimes it amazes me how long science can take. Fourteen years after a fossil was discovered, it’s being written about in the Journal of Paleontology. At the same time, we’re talking dinosaur bones- fourteen years isn’t even a drop in the bucket.

What makes this fossil special? It’s a new genus and species (and being named after the state in which it was found), and it’s the only newborn fossil ever found in theUS.

There’s a part of me that is sad something so young died, and yet, I am also excited about what this find can teach us.

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Posted by on September 23, 2011 in Science

 

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