Eodromaeus: The Fossil Find of 2011

It seems as though whenever a new dinosaur is discovered it’s almost always unique. Whether it’s bucktoothed, feathered, stocky, tiny, or humpbacked they are all unique, but one run of the mill reptile could be one of the greatest palentological finds since Sue the T- rex.

Meet plain Jane Eodromaeus, a 4 foot long, 10 to 15 pound Triassic dinosaur. The reason Paul Sereno is so excited about plain Jane is because Eodromaeus could be the ancestor of all dinosaurs. Paul Sereno is a paleontologist at the University of Chicago and is also the man who discovered Eodromaeus in Ischigualatso, Argentina.

Eodromaeus is also closely related to Eoraptor and T-rex. So as you can see Eodromaeus deserves the title as Fossil Find of 2011.

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Volume 7, Issue 3, Posted 4:07 PM, 02.08.2011