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New Saharan Sauropod: Today at National Geographic!



For those interested in the new sauropod discoveries by Sereno et al., there
will be a press conference today at 1 pm at National Geographic Explorers
Hall.  Information and a Webcast of the event can be found at:
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/events/99/sereno/

>From the webpage:
"WASHINGTON?A new dinosaur species from the Sahara that stood 15 feet (4.6
meters) at the hip will be introduced by famed paleontologist Paul Sereno at
a news conference on November 11 at 1 p.m. ET. He will unveil spectacular
life-size casts of adult and juvenile specimens and discuss his two-year
endeavor to bring them to light. Remarkable for their size, the finds also
help write a key chapter in African dinosaur history.

"The new species is described in the November 12, 1999, issue of Science
magazine."

                Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
                Vertebrate Paleontologist
Department of Geology           Director, Earth, Life & Time Program
University of Maryland          College Park Scholars
                College Park, MD  20742
http://www.geol.umd.edu/~tholtz/tholtz.htm
http://www.geol.umd.edu/~jmerck/eltsite
Phone:  301-405-4084    Email:  tholtz@geol.umd.edu
Fax (Geol):  301-314-9661       Fax (CPS-ELT): 301-314-7843