Thursday, June 02, 2005

Sauropod skulls from Utah

Utah site yields first Cretaceous-era sauropod skulls ever in N. America
Joe Bauman
Deseret Morning News

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About a dozen sauropod skulls are known from the Jurassic era, the great middle period of dinosaur life. But for the Cretaceous, the final 80 million years of the rule of dinosaurs, no sauropod skulls have been known from North America.

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"We've really got a remarkable — it's almost mind-boggling — new discovery," said Dan Chure, Dinosaur's paleontologist. "If there's one thing you would not expect to find . . . it's sauropod skulls, because they're so rare."

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