Introducing New GSENM Dino, Adelolophus hutchisoni

Once again, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument yields a totally new and unique find! The recent announcement of the new dinosaur, Adelolophus hutchisoni, brings the total number of GSENM dino species up to ten. “Adelolophus” literally means “unknown crest,” and “hutchisoni” is a nod to paleontologist Howard Hutchison who discovered the specimen. The type specimen is a…

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Personal Introduction of GSENM’s newest dinosaur, Lythronax argestes, by Dr. Alan Titus

Come join Dr. Alan Titus as he gives a personal introduction of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument’s newest dinosaur, Tuesday, March 18, at the Escalante Interagency Visitor Center starting at 7 p.m. The presentation is free and open to the public. This newly named animal, Lythronax argestes (Lie-throw-nacks ar-jest-eez), is a tyrannosaur of the same family asT-rex, just 12 million years…

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GSENM Introduces Its Newest Dinosaur February 7

KANAB, Utah – Come join Dr. Alan Titus as he gives a personal introduction of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument’s newest dinosaur, Friday, February 7, at the Bureau of Land Management’s Kanab Visitor Center starting at 7 p.m.  The presentation is free and open to the public. This newly named animal, Lythronax argestes (Lie-throw-nacks ar-jest-eez), is a tyrannosaur of the…

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What’s in a Name?

Given that Dr. Alan Titus, GSENM paleontologist, just had a new species of dinosaur named after him, we thought some folks might like to know that while naming a dinosaur is easier than excavating one, it’s not just a walk in the park.  Much thought goes into it; it is an endeavor based on science,…

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