Thursday, November 15, 2007

U. of C. scientist unveils skeleton of plant-eating dinosaur "University of Chicago paleontologist Paul Sereno today unveiled his latest discovery: the fossilized skeleton of a toothy plant-eating dinosaur with a body as big as an elephant and a relatively small cow-sized head. Sereno and teams he headed recovered fossilized bones of the beast, dubbed Nigersaurus taqueti, on expeditions in 1997 and 1999 to a remote region of the Sahara Desert in the West African nation of Niger. It took eight years for scientists to piece together bones of many specimens in Sereno's Chicago lab to get a nearly complete skeleton."

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