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BYU Profs Discover Moabosaurus in Utah’s ‘Gold Mine’

1704-17 067 1704-17 Brooks Britt Moabasaurus BYU Professor Brooks Britt works on the newly names Moabosaurus dinosaur at BYU's Museum of Paleontology. April 10, 2017 Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU © BYU PHOTO 2017 All Rights Reserved (801)422-7322
Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU

Move over, honeybee and seagull: it’s time to meet Moabosaurus utahensis, Utah’s newly discovered dinosaur, whose past reveals even more about the state’s long-term history.

The Moabosaurus discovery was published this week by the University of Michigan’s Contributions from the Museum of Paleontology. The paper, authored by three BYU researchers and a BYU graduate at Auburn University, profiles Moabosaurus, a 125-million-year-old dinosaur whose skeleton was assembled using bones extracted from the Dalton Wells Quarry, near Arches National Park.

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