Tuesday, September 05, 2006
Peter Dodson of the University of Pennsylvania and Steve Wang of Swarthmore College estimate that 71 percent of all dinosaur genera - groups of dinosaur species - have yet to be discovered.
"It's a safe bet that a child born today could expect a very fruitful career in dinosaur paleontology," Dodson said in a statement.
The estimate appears in Tuesday's issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). [News, Palaeontology]
Continued at "Scientist Says Lots of Dinosaurs Remain"
Also reported on the Washington Post's 'Findings' page.
The PNAS paper is "Estimating the diversity of dinosaurs" (Abstract)
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