Dinosaur species named after a philanthropist

Friday, November 12, 2010

Sarah Butler has discovered a new species of dinosaur and it was named after her. This dinosaur was introduced to the world as Sarahsaurus.

According to Rowe's research, this 14-foot-long, 250-pound Jurassic Period dinosaur was gregarious, territorial and nurturing. It also had great vision, huge eyes and no sense of smell. It vocalized, foraged for food and had powerful shoulders and forceful hands.

Thirteen years ago, Rowe and a team of researchers and students took a field trip to northern Arizona to search for Jurassic Period dinosaur bones. It was a dusty, remote area filled with sand dunes and cliffs. The team had to walk 90 minutes down cliffs to reach the area where they wanted to search.

Butler says she's flattered to be Sarahsaurus' namesake. And Rowe says the dinosaur and the philanthropist have at least one thing in common.

Source: http://www.theeagle.com/

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