dinosaurs http://kuer.org en National Geographic Article Explores Utah's Ancient Past http://kuer.org/post/national-geographic-article-explores-utahs-ancient-past <p></p><p></p><p>Utah’s Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument is featured in Next month’s issue of National Geographic. The article explores Utah’s ancient history as a hot and swampy island teeming with dinosaurs.</p><p>The article follows a group of researchers, hunting fossils in the remote landscapes of Southern Utah, which about 75 million years ago, looked more like the Louisiana Bayou.</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:55:22 +0000 Whittney Evans 45024 at http://kuer.org National Geographic Article Explores Utah's Ancient Past Major Dinosaur Discovery in Spain has a Utah Connection http://kuer.org/post/major-dinosaur-discovery-spain-has-utah-connection <p>Archeologists at an open pit coal mine in Spain have discovered the most well preserved ankylosaur, ever found in Europe, but the discovery has roots right here in Utah.</p><p>Dr. James Kirkland is the state paleontologist at the Utah Geological Survey. He’s been studying dinosaurs for 40 years. Recently, he’s been working on reclassifying all of the wide, heavily armored kind of dinosaurs. So when researchers in Spain called him up to ask his help identifying newly discovered fossils, he didn’t hesitate to say yes.</p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 22:00:00 +0000 Brian Grimmett 38984 at http://kuer.org Major Dinosaur Discovery in Spain has a Utah Connection Utah Paleontologists Discover New Tyrannosaurus Species http://kuer.org/post/utah-paleontologists-discover-new-tyrannosaurus-species <p>Paleontologists working in the fossil beds of Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument have discovered a new dinosaur species, a close cousin of Tyrannosaurus Rex. A new study shows the bones found are now some of the oldest in this predator’s lineage.</p><p>Mark Loewen is a Research Associate at the Natural History Museum of Utah. He shows visitors the skull and 24-foot model skeleton of a new dinosaur species with a fitting name.</p><p>"This animal which we’ve named Lythronax argestes, the name actually means 'gore king from the southwest,'" Loewen says.</p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 23:07:43 +0000 Karina Puikkonen 37845 at http://kuer.org Utah Paleontologists Discover New Tyrannosaurus Species