Home From the Wires Oldest dinosaur found in a closet

Oldest dinosaur found in a closet

| Print |  Email
Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Gizmodo: The oldest known dinosaur, which predates other specimens by 15 millions years, is found in a museum store room.

A team of palaeontologists has discovered what they think is the oldest known dinosaur: a new species which predates previous earliest dinosaur specimens by 15 million years. But they didn't have to go on an expedition or get their hands dirty to find it—they merely stumbled across it in a museum store room.

The fossilized remains were first found in Tanzania during the 1930s. They were studied on and off from the 1950s with little luck, and wound up in the store room of the Natural History Museum in London. Now, they've been re-examined, and dated to between 247 million and 235 million years ago. That puts them between 10 and 15 millions years older than the previous oldest dinosaur remains.

Read more.

 

More Articles

Fly Zone

November/December 2014
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
BY JOE ROJAS-BURKE

The black soldier fly’s larvae are among the most ravenous and least picky eaters on earth.


Read more...

Growing a mobility cluster

News
Friday, October 31, 2014
0414 bikes bd2f6052BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

Why are there so few transportation startups in Portland?  The city’s leadership in bike, transit and pedestrian transportation has been well-documented.  But that was then — when government and nonprofits paved the way for a new, less auto centric way of life.


Read more...

100 Best Nonprofits announced

News
Thursday, October 02, 2014

100NP14logo4WebOregon Business magazine has named the sixth annual 100 Best Nonprofits to Work for in Oregon.


Read more...

College Conundrum

October 2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014
BY KIM MOORE

University and college tuition fees have been rising for more than a decade, while state funds for higher education have steadily declined.


Read more...

Constant Contact

October 2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014
BY AMY MILSHTEIN

To prevent burnout, companies are banning email and after-hours communications. But is the 24-hour workday here to stay?


Read more...

Shuffling the Deck

November/December 2014
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
BY JON BELL

Oregon tribes still bet on casinos.


Read more...

Woman of Steel

November/December 2014
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
BY LINDA BAKER

Tamara Lundgren tackles the challenges—without getting trampled.


Read more...
Oregon Business magazinetitle-sponsored-links-02
SPONSORED LINKS