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Re: [dinosaur] Jensen's giant Dry Mesa sauropods in Reader's Digest

Hi Mike,

Don Glut, in the Supersaurus entry for Dinosaurs: The Encyclopedia (1997: p. 868), states that the name "Supersaurus" was first mentioned in the August 1973 issue of Reader's Digest, in an article by J. George. Unfortunately, Glut does not state the page range.



On 10 July 2016 at 18:38, Mike Taylor <mike@indexdata.com> wrote:

I always thought Jim Jensen's three (or two, or one) giant sauropods
from the Dry Mesa quarry -- Supersaurus, Ultrasaurus and Dystylosaurus
-- were first informally named in Reader's Digest. And the Dutch
Wikipedia entry seems to confirm this, saying it was in 1973:

But the set of issue covers from 1973 at
doesn't show any article title that looks right.

Does anyone know what the full reference is? Better still, does anyone
have a copy of the article?


Dr. Stephen Poropat

Research Associate
Australian Age of Dinosaurs
PO Box 408
Winton 4735