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.