Scientists Blow Up Super-Hard Rock to Get to Dinosaur Skulls

By Andrew Moseman | February 24, 2010 11:23 am
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While the sensational find is currently on display at Brigham Young University, what you’d have hard time seeing on this dino—its tiny teeth—are of particular interest to Britt and colleagues. Teeth, they say, got progressively smaller from the time of the brachiosaurus circa 150 million years ago to later sauropods that lived tens of millions of years afterward. The well-preserved teeth of Abydosaurus mcintoshi, they say, represent a middle point to see this evolution in progress.

Image: Brigham Young University

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  • http://theeternaluniverse.blogspot.com/ Joseph Smidt

    Yeah, BYU is definitely in a convient spot if you want to go fossil hunting. Utah is loaded.

  • Hanan Tahir

    Im 12 and i love dinosaurs. please keep me informed ty. dinos rock. i wanna be a paleontologist when i grow up to. happy findings. nice dino.

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