A 76-Million-Year-Old Skeleton Has Been Found In Utah, And It’s A Truly Unprecedented Discovery

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However, perhaps the most alluring aspect of the Grand Staircase for more junior paleontologists is what it could mean for their careers. That’s because there’s a good chance that anything they do discover there is going to belong to a new species. Digging in rocks that have yet to be explored often means finding something new, and that’s a huge draw for anyone wanting to make their name in the field.

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Interestingly, though, it’s not the newness of this latest discovery that makes it so astounding. The remains discovered recently in southern Utah belong to a species already known to experts. However, sometimes it’s not the relevance of a given discovery, but rather the sheer size of it, that’s important.

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