Sunday, May 20, 2012

Utah Geological Survey discovers 3 new raptor dino's

The Utah Geological Survey reports that their paleontologists have discovered what appear to be three new raptor species of dinosaurs based on fossils recovered near Arches National Park.

A team led by the Utah Geological Survey published a paper describing one of these early Cretaceous fossils, which are between 120 and 130 millions years old, on Tuesday in the online journal PLos One, or the Public Library of Science.  [Right,artist's depiction of Yurgovuchia doellingi, named in honor of long-time UGS geologist Helmut Doelling, Courtesy Brad Wolverton, Utah Geological Survey]

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