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RE: U-Haul Archelons
> As I was driving, to the mall of course, this morning, the
> picture and text on the side of a U-Haul moving truck caught my
> eye. It featured South Dakota, with a giant painting of a turtle
> and text that read in part, "What is a giant sea turtle doing in
> South Dakota? What does an Archelon fossil, unearthed near
> Buffalo Gap, tell us about life here over 65 million years ago?"
> It went on about the Western Interior Seaway, but the truck also
> went on in a different direction.
> The website at:
> shows some graphics that have appeared on the trucks now and in
> the past. Click on South Dakota, and it shows an old picture of
> an Archelon taking up a parking place.
Actually, I've been pleased to see that there are a LOT of
paleontologically-oriented U-Haul trucks, starting with Utah's Dinosaur
National Monument one (featuring the infamous "Ceratyrannosaurus": the
horned two-fingered Ceratosaurus) (incidentally, that particular one has
since been replaced).
Among the batch at the webpage are:
South Datkota's _Archelon_
Illinois' _Tullimonstrum_ (the Tully Monster!!), also featuring a little
Iowa's Manson Crater impact
and Nebraska's _Teleoceras_ (the hippo-rhino).
Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Department of Geology Director, Earth, Life & Time Program
University of Maryland College Park Scholars
College Park, MD 20742
Phone: 301-405-4084 Email: email@example.com
Fax (Geol): 301-314-9661 Fax (CPS-ELT): 301-405-0796