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"Kansas lends name to extinct sea lizard"



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"Kansas lends name to extinct sea lizard"

"The 65-million-year-old species of ocean lizard will be officially named after 
the state this spring."

BY BECCY TANNER

Wichita (Kan.) Eagle

"It has finally happened."

"Derby paleontologist Mike Everhart's 10-year quest to name a mosasaur fossil 
for Kansas has succeeded."

"Tylosaurus kansasensis will become the official Latin name of a giant sea 
lizard this spring when the name is published in the Netherlands Journal of 
Geosciences."
<SNIP>
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The Netherlands Journal of Geosciences was the obvious place to publish the 
name of a fossil from and which honors Kansas!

Mary