Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Dracorex hogwartsia

A new type of dragon-like dinosaur has been named Dracorex hogwartsia in honor of the celebrated Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling.

Dracorex hogwartsia photo from The Children's Museum of Indianapolis.
Photo of Dracorex hogwartsia © The Children's Museum of Indianapolis.

The nearly complete skull was discovered by three friends from Sioux City, Iowa during a fossil collecting trip to South Dakota. More information can be found at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis Dinosphere website.

Be sure to check out the video interview with the donors of the fossil, the Museum President, and world-renowned paleontologist Dr. Robert Bakker.

Thanks to Atomic Surgery for the link.

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