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Re: new dino
At 9:10 AM 4/17/95, John Schneiderman wrote:
>Was there a new dinosaur found at the Yellowcat site in Utah?
>If not, what was found there?
>And finally...where is the Yellowcat site?
John et al -
The Yellowcat quarry, north of Arches Nat'l Park, UT, is the
somewhat infamous quarry from which the famous dinosaur _Utahraptor_ has
been found. More recently, however, the quarry has spit out several
specimens of the "polacanthid" ankylosaur that will be named _Gastonia_ by
Jim Kirkland. He's got at least 4-5 skulls of this animal, and describes
is as "by far the spiniest" of the ankylosaurs. Quarry work is sponsored
by the College of Eastern Utah in Price (about a 2 1/2 hour drive from the
quarry) and Don Burge; Carl Limone is the quarry boss.
Jerry D. Harris
Denver Museum of Natural History
2001 Colorado Blvd.
Denver, CO 80205
"If any Bed do give us notice of any Sea salt,
of spoiles of Sea-animals...and we...finde the like
substances at the bottom of the Sea; 'tis certain,
that one time or other the Sea hath been there,
in what manner soever..."
-- Nicolaus Steno, 1671
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