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Dinosaurs of the Lost Continent
Lecture and Book signing with Scott D. Sampson, Ph.D., Research Curator, Utah Museum of Natural History, University of Utah

How were so many giant animals able to coexist on such a diminutive landmass? Why were most of these dinosaurs adorned with bizarre bony features such as horns, crests, domes, or spikes? How did the predatory giant Tyrannosaurus rex ultimately evolve, and what factors may have led to the great extinction of dinosaurs at the close of the Mesozoic Era? Scott D. Sampson, Ph.D., will address these questions and more, exploring some of the latest ideas and controversies reviewed in his recent book, Dinosaur Odyssey: Fossil Threads in the Web of Life.
Tuesday, March 30, 2010