Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Dinosaurs From Kenya

Greg Lavine in the Salt Lake Tribune reports on last summer’s expedition to Kenya by Utah paleontologist Scott Sampson (L) and his crew to uncover new dinosaurs from the 100 million year old rocks. Scott, an old friend (and follow Canadian) of the palaeoblogger, worked in the Lokitaung Gorge in the northwestern part country. Finds included the 2-foot-long jaw bone found from a relative of Spinosaurus, a theropod dinosaur made famous in the 3rd Jurassic Park movie, and the fossilized armor plating from a titanosaurid sauropod.