“Terrible crocodile” unveiled

Editor’s note: Around 350 students from the Tropic area watched raptly on Tuesday (March 8th) as staff from the Monument and the Utah Museum of Natural History unveiled a skull cast of a 75-million-year-old animal known as Deinosuchus , whose name means “terrible crocodile”. A cast of the entire 35-foot-long specimen will be on display…

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New dino: Monument’s “monstrous murderer”

A hearty welcome to the new GSENM tyrannosaur that scientists from Carthage College and Brigham Young University named last week! The Monument (the Kaiparowits Plateau to be specific) has yielded yet another new dinosaur – this one a meat-eater related to the notorious Tyrannosaurus rex. The new name: Teratophoneus curriei. In rough English: “Currie’s monstrous…

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