Oops! Texas State Dinosaur, based on bones found in Glen Rose, Ought to be a Paluxysaurus


 

Oops! Texas State Dinosaur, based on bones found in Glen Rose, Ought to be a Paluxysaurus
 


3 October 2007 at 8:04:59 AM
salon

Paluxysaurus jonesi

paluxysaurus

which stands to reason since everyone here in Somervell County knows the bones were found in the Paluxy River. BUT the bones had been misidentified as pleurocoelus.Now the Texas State Legislature will be asked to change the State Dinosaur to paluxysaurus.

It's as if the bluebonnets Texans had been honoring as the state flower turned out to be black-eyed Susans. The Official Dinosaur of Texas turns out to be a sauropod of a different color.Bones found on a ranch near Glen Rose during the 1990s were identified as the remains of the pleurocoelus, a plant-eating dinosaur that lived in what is now Central Texas about 110 million years ago.

Celebrated for its Texas-scale size and power, the pleurocoelus (pronounced pluro-SEE-lus) quickly captured the public's imagination, and 10 years ago the state Legislature designated it the Official Dinosaur of Texas.

pleurocoelus

But a Southern Methodist University graduate student discovered recently that the bones were not those of a pleurocoelus at all but of a previously unknown species he named the paluxysaurus (pronounced pah-luxy-SAH-rus). The bones were found near the Paluxy River.

Now the pleurocoelus may be stripped of its official designation and the honor reassigned to the paluxysaurus.

The bones rested in a box at SMU until 2001, when Mr. Rose was assigned to examine them as part of his master's thesis. He did so for three years. During that time, he compared the bones with a pleurocoelus specimen at the Smithsonian Institution and discovered that the leg and shoulder bones were significantly different....

Museum officials will also ask the Legislature to demote the pleurocoelus and designate the paluxysaurus as the state's rightful official dinosaur, he said.

Mr. Rose said the discovery of a new species meant that there was more diversity among dinosaurs of that period than had been previously thought.

Honestly, both the specimens look pretty much alike to me, at least from internet pictures (heh). I do wonder, if they turn out to be very different, if it means the dinosaurs on official Glen Rose websites, letterhead, etc will have to be changed.


Permalink
     Views: 8877 
Latest Blog Post by salon -What's Donald Trump Lying About Today and other corruptions? (Monday 7/23/2018
Comments!  
1 - Billy Smith   23 Jan 2010 @ 5:46:24 PM 

Send me every thing (info) you have on paluxysaurus to my email. I work at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. We have a paluxysaurus exhibit and it is so cool to tell people "that giant is our state dinosaur.

bill_smith48@earthlink.net


 You! Leave a Comment! You Know you Want To!
You must be a registered member to comment on the blog.
Your first post is held pending approval to make sure you're not a spammer bot

 Not registered? Or you can login!

LOGON - Name:Password:

New poster comments are moderated, meaning they won't show up until approved... or not.  Be patient-we have lives outside this blog, so it might take awhile You want to be rude? totally stupid? inappropriate? Racist? Bigoted? Flame war baiter? Your post may be deleted. Spammers or people posting pretend interest comments but really wanting to hawk their latest book or sell stuff or govt propaganda flacks won't see their posts published. Comments do not necessarily reflect the viewpoint of the site owner(salon).
If you have a problem with logging in or registering, please speak up right away. Love your comments. Oh, except spammers
More on commenting



Click Here for Main Page






Latest Posts

What's Donald Trump Lying About Today and other corruptions? (Monday 7/23/2018
salon 7/23/2018

Timeline of some interesting actions Trump and others took re: Russia Investigation
salon 7/20/2018

Bits and Pieces- Stuff in the News`-John Bolton edition
salon 7/20/2018

Paul Ryan Knew in 2016 that Putin Pays Trump and Dana Rohrabacher
salon 7/20/2018

Trump Lied about Discussing Payment to Playboy Model- There's an audio tape
salon 7/20/2018

Welp... Trump has just committed treason....
salon 7/16/2018


More Blog Headlines
 



Comments

salon > Hi, Peter. Long time no hear. The theme of my post, above, is about religous people who believe that god put trump in office. Do you have a specific opinion on that?  On your general comme.... (What is WRONG with ANY Religion that believes a god put a man like Trump in power)

pstern > What a nation of lost souls we have. Determined people are doing whatever they want...which is to create chaos and to bring down our government. While our government is a mess, it's still the b.... (What is WRONG with ANY Religion that believes a god put a man like Trump in power)

salon > From the Dallas Observer in 2015 Prestonwood Baptist Church and its supporters have never liked talking about the convicted pedophile who once worked there and have let that be known in very pointe.... (Prestonwood Baptist Church in Dallas Back in the News-Internet Sex Sting with Pastor)

salon > Saw this video today   (Pesky Black Buzzards)








Home | Blog Home | About | News | Piazza | Calendar | Audio/Video/Open Rec | Search
Write!  |profile | quotes |
top Daily | top Weekly |top Month | top Year | Top All! | archives | subscribe RSS

 

%>