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Hello! We've been home a couple of weeks now (and just returned from the NATS national conference in Orlando, Florida, where Tesla's Pigeon was performed), but roadtrop news is still coming in! If you've been following for a while, you know that one of the highlights of the trip was helping out at an actual dinosaur dig at the Wyoming Dinosaur Center in Thermopolis; this comment came in to that blog entry on Sunday:

Hey! It's Amanda from the dinosaur center, I'm really glad you had a fun time :) I just wanted to give you an update, the CB-300 bone turned out to in fact be a postorbital, the back half of the eye socket! Also exciting, the fragment found under it turned out to be a full allosaurus metacarpel and was given a bone number (though i dont recall exactly what it was at the moment). A week later we found the other postorbital so now we have a matching set! Hope the rest of your trip was great :)


Yeah, I was pretty excited about that. I FOUND (PART OF) THE SKULL OF AN ALLOSAURUS! The first one found at that site, I believe. Yes, yes, it was dumb luck, but HOT DAMN. This makes me more determined than ever to figure out how to go back to the WDC and do it again in future summers.



Posted by mormolyke 14:13 Archived in USA

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