STL Science Center

STL Science Center

13 April 2011

Charles M. Sternberg

The original skull of Brachylophosaurus was described in 1953 by Charles Sternberg though the fossil was found in 1936. From 1994 onward finds have been coming up somewhat regularly through Nick Murphy's team at JRDI, but Sternberg is the father of the species' name. Sternberg was responsible for a great amount of knowledge on Canadian dinosaurs up until 1981 despite never attending college and being a native of Kansas. He lived to be 96, which is quite a feat in itself of course, and in that time was responsible for describing Pachyrhinosaurus, Brachylophosaurus, Parksosaurus and Edmontonia.

No comments:

Post a Comment