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Allosaurus Roar’s Fossil of the Week, 2/27/17

If you asked Americans to name two extinct animals that lived after the dinosaurs died out, there is little doubt the two most common answers would be the woolly mammoth and the subject of today’s blog, the saber-tooth “cat” Smilodon.  Both went … Continue reading

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Allosaurus Roar’s Fossil of the Week, 2/20/17

In typical circumstances, excavating a fossil dinosaur is extremely difficult.  In 1991, paleontologist Dr. William Hammer and his team from Augustana College excavated a large theropod dinosaur from one of the most difficult locations any dinosaur has ever been found–Antarctica, … Continue reading

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Allosaurus Roar’s Fossil of the Week, 2/13/17

Before the late author Michael Crichton sat down to write Jurassic Park, he read a news story about a dinosaur discovered in Montana by Yale University’s John Ostrom.  Ostrom was a prominent paleontologist who went against convention in strongly advocating … Continue reading

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Allosaurus Roar’s Fossil of the Week 1/23/17

For the first Fossil of the Week feature I thought I’d focus on one of my favorites, an awesome ferocious dinosaur that doesn’t get nearly the public attention that it should.   Among huge apex predators from North America, Tyrannosaurus … Continue reading

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