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RE: Kenya's first dinosaurs
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> Renato Santos
> Guy Leahy wrote:
> > > 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 said.
> > >
> > > 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.
> Wow! I guess we'll be hearing a lot from that formation in the years to come
> I know that this here last phrase is an oversimplification, but since
> Stokesosaurus and Aviatyrannis do exist in the Late Jurassic, wouldn't it be
> interesting if one of these turns out to be a Gondwanan counterpart of the
> Tyrannosauroidea? But probably one should read there: abelisauroid, basal
> tetanuran, allosauroid and basal coelurosaur.
Santanaraptor has been postulated (by me in Dinosauria II) as a possible
> > > 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.
> Is there anywhere where we can know the age of this formation? I'm guessing
Dinosauria II cites Westcott et al. 1993 (J. Afr. Earth Sci. 16:425-435) as
giving a Turonian-Santonian age.
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