Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Cool Fossil Department: Dino named after twin scientists

From the University of Kansas (KU) news service: "Count KU grads and identical twins Celina and Marina Suarez among the coolest people ever after the two had a new species of dinosaur named for them. Geminiraptor suarezarum, "one of the oldest dinosaurs of its type ever identified in North America," will be named for the 29-year-old identical twins and geochemists, who discovered the birdlike raptor's bones in Utah..." Details and photo of the excavation at the title link.

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