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Friday, April 23, 2010

Name that dinosaur

Wann Langston

Wann Langston

It’s OK that paleontologists from Yale University, California State University-Stanislaus and the Royal Tyrell Museum in Alberta, Canada found a new species of dinosaur in Big Bend National Park.

The National Park Service calls the park a “paleontological paradise,” where more than 90 dinosaur species have been found. So there’s plenty to go around.

And the paleontologists mitigated their “poaching” by naming the dinosaur after Wann Langston Jr., a professor emeritus at The University of Texas at Austin. He’s one of
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