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RE: Kenya's first dinosaurs
> From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of
> GUY LEAHY
> NAIROBI (AFP) - Scientists on Kenya's first scientific dinosaur expedition
> have unearthed hundreds of bones in an area
> previously known for the discovery of ancient human remains, team members
> Kenyan and US paleontologists conducting the dig said they found more than
> 200 dinosaur specimens, including three from
> large carnivorous theropods thought to be related to the fearsome
> Tyrannosaurus Rex, in northwestern Kenya.
> The specimens recovered come from several dinosaur species, including the
> theropods, one or two forms of giant
> plant-eating sauropods or brontosaurs and a smaller bodied, two-legged
> herbivore akin to a duck-billed dinosaur, Sampson
> said in a preliminary report on the expedition.
I think we may know what Scott will talk about at SVP... At least I hope so!
> In the years that followed, visitors to the "Turkana Grits," a rock formation
> on the western shore of Lake Turkana near
> the town of Lokitaung, reported seeing unusual bone fragments but no
> scientific dinosaur expedition was conducted there
> until last year, according to Sampson.
I remember talking with someone (Matt Lamanna, perhaps) once about how "Turkana
Grits" sounded like a great breakfast cereal for
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