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Dinosaur discovery: NM paleontologist’s re-examination of fossil fragments uncovers new species
“Sebastian Dalman still plays with dinosaurs — so to speak.
“I’ve been into dinosaurs since I was 6. I never grew up,” he said.
Dalman, 44, a paleontologist and research associate at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, can now claim bragging rights for discovering a new species of dinosaur.
He will formally announce his findings and the name of the newly discovered critter in April at a professional conference in Socorro.
“It feels great,” he said during a recent conversation. “It’s like giving a name to a baby, but this is a whole new type of baby, a very distinct animal.”
Dalman was born and raised in Elblag, Poland. He came to the United States in 1993 and has lived in Albuquerque since 2015.
His discovery began with the examination of fossilized fragments that had been in the museum’s collection since 1997 and ostensibly were thought to be from a torosaurus, a relative of the better-known triceratops. (…)”
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