STL Science Center

STL Science Center

09 March 2011

Discoverers and namers.

Discovered around the time that Zuniceratops was found in New Mexico, Nothronychus ilia were originally thought to be part of Zuni crests until fully unearthed by James Kirkland and Douglas Wolfe. N. mckinleyi was named in 2001. Shortly afterward an older heavier built Nothronychus was unearthed. This one was named N. graffami, after the discoverer, by Lindsay Zanno et al. in 2009. I found a nice short interview with Dr. Zanno for today's highlight.

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