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New Dinosaur’s Keen Nose Made it a Formidable Predator, EES PhD student Steve Jasinski Finds

Steven Jasinski, a doctoral student in the School of Arts & SciencesDepartment of Earth and Environmental Science at Penn and acting curator of paleontology and geology at the State Museum of Pennsylvania, discovered the new species while investigating a specimen originally assigned to a previously known species. His analysis suggests the fossil — part of the dinosaur’s skull — actually represents a brand new species, which Jasinski has named Saurornitholestes sullivani.


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