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Re: GSA field trips



At 1:06 PM 11/10/96, Jeffrey Martz wrote:

>     If you are talking about the 1992 "roadkill", that did not come out
>of one of Marsh's original quarries.  The gully that roadkill was found
>in is the same one that the DMNH mounted stegosaur was found in.

        Both the '92 find and the original Marsh/Felch Quarry find are
"roadkill" specimens, though, obviously, the Marsh find was the first (and
is at the USNM).



Jerry D. Harris                       (214) 768-2750
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