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Re: ornithomimosaur

It's Ornithomimus edmontonensis from the Dinosaur Park Formation. It was collected by Philip Currie, Clive Coy, Evan Fritz, Don Henderson, Ken Kucher, and Stewart Wright after being discovered by Jean Thompson and Kevin Aulenback on the morning of July 12, 1995.

The story goes...

While working with Dennis Braman at a fossil plant site, Kevin was jackhammering his way through overburden when Jean suddenly saw bone fragments flying. It was this skeleton. Kevin's jackhammer went right through the shoulder, though luckily just missing the skull.

This story was told to me by Dr. Currie, but I refreshed my memory by flipping through an excellent children's book put out by the Royal Tyrrell Museum which deals with this fossil exclusively -- Ornithomimus: Pursuing the Bird-Mimic Dinosaur by Monique Keiran (from the Discoveries in Palaeontology series) published in 1999.

Allan Turner Earth Rangers Toronto, ON, Canada

----Original Message Follows----
From: "Aspidel" <aspidel@wanadoo.be>
Reply-To: aspidel@wanadoo.be
To: "The Dinosaur Mailing List" <dinosaur@usc.edu>
Subject: ornithomimosaur
Date: Mon, 1 Jul 2002 23:43:52 +0200

Hi all,

What's this ornithomimosaur from Dinosaur Park, Alberta?

Thanks in advance - Luc J. "Aspidel" BAILLY.

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