Thursday, August 17, 2006
Bismarck, North Dakota - A public fossil dig in southwestern North Dakota helped unearth what a paleontologist considers an important discovery - the backbone of a mosasaur, a prehistoric water lizard.
"This was a very nice specimen," said John Hoganson, state paleontologist with the North Dakota Geological Survey in Bismarck. "It was a significant find." [First Report]
NB: A BBC 'Science and Nature' factfile on the mosasaur can be found here (contains a video).