Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Quirks & Quarks

C. brinkmani illo © Donna Sloan

I’ve been on the road for the past week or so, hence the lack of postings.

Last Thursday I was in Edmonton and recorded an interview for “Quirks & Quarks”, Canada’s premiere weekly science show on the CBC radio. The show is archived for a week and you can listen to it HERE.

Here’s the blurb from their web page:
“It's happened only a handful of times in the past few decades, so every time a new dinosaur species is found in Alberta, it's pretty exciting. Centrosaurus brinkmani is the name for the newly identified horned dinosaur -- the first prehistoric beast in 30 years to be catalogued and named, based on a complete skeleton from Dinosaur Provincial Park. Dr. Michael Ryan is the Canadian paleontologist who identified the horned dinosaur, which belonged to a group related to the Triceratops. He's now curator of Vertebrate Paleontology at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. C. brinkmani roamed in massive herds about 76 million years ago. That's about 10 million years earlier than Triceratops.