Sunday, July 11, 2010

Plastered

Congratulations to my YPM colleague, Nick Longrich, on his discovery of a new genus of ceratopsian dinosaur lurking unrecognized in the basement of the AMNH - you can read the kicks-n-grins version of the story in the New York Times. It's yet more proof (if any were needed) that there are a host of discoveries still waiting to be made right under our noses in the collections.

Congratulations also to another of my colleagues, Marilyn Fox, for taking the call from the Times reporter while I was running out of the door on Friday afternoon, and coming up with a better quote on the uses and abuses of plaster in paleontology collections than I ever could.

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