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College Student Discovers 65-Million-Year-Old Triceratops Skull in North Dakota

College Student Discovers 65-Million-Year-Old Triceratops Skull in North Dakota

“I’ve been obsessed with dinosaurs since I was a kid, so it was a pretty big deal.”

This young man probably just launched a career with this amazing find. Good for him.

FOX News reports:

College student finds 65-million-year-old fossil of Triceratops skull in North Dakota badlands

A California college student majoring in biology just found something rare and special.

In the badlands of North Dakota the fifth-year student from the University of California, Merced found the 65-million-year-old fossil of a partial Triceratops skull among plant fossils from the Cretaceous period.

“I can’t quite express my excitement in the moment when we uncovered the skull,” the student, Harrison Duran, said in his school’s release. “I’ve been obsessed with dinosaurs since I was a kid, so it was a pretty big deal.”

USA Today reported that the dino skull was found in the Hell’s Creek formation, which spans Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming, where dinosaurs roamed anywhere from 100.5 to 23 million years ago.

Duran found the fossil with “experienced excavator” Michael Kjelland, a biology professor at Mayville State University in North Dakota.

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Ummm, guys, finding a Triceratops in the Hell Creek formation is like finding a yenta in Brooklyn.

In fact, T. horridus is just about the only dino found in the uppermost Cretaceous strata. This is a major problem with that Alvarez scenario of an asteroid strike killing off “the dinosaurs”—so far as we can tell from the fossil record, by the time the big one supposedly hit, they were just about all gone already, and only Tricertops (albeit rather a lot of them) were still lumbering about . . . so what drove all the others to extinction? A mega-disaster which kills off only one of the thousand-odd known species of dinos isn’t all that “mega” after all.

    tom_swift in reply to tom_swift. | July 27, 2019 at 2:04 pm

    Really, if there’s no “edit” function here, at least the “preview” function should be working. It’d do wonders for the typography.

healthguyfsu | July 27, 2019 at 11:36 pm

Apparently, because he is a college republican he should be shunned and doxxed to death (follow the twitter rabbit hole to see what I mean).

“Where dinosaurs roamed anywhere from 100.5 to 23 million years ago.”

LOL

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