Sometimes old stuff (even 230 million years old) is new all over again – to us anyway. Today, Paul Sereno, University of Chicago paleontologist and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, announced his latest discovery here at Tribeca Flashpoint.
Paul Sereno Unveils New Dinosaur at Tribeca Flashpoint
Eodromaeus, the “dawn runner” was small – weighing only 10-15 pounds. But this pint-sized meat eater was fierce, with “stabbing canine teeth” – and an early ancestor of the legendary Tyrannosaurus Rex.
Sereno, who has previously spoken to Tribeca Flashpoint students at one of our JumpStart presentations, is unique not only for his discoveries, but also for the ways that he is using new technology to promote science and education.
In his previous presentation, one of his team members showed how the team use animation techniques to demonstrate what the dinosaurs looked and moved like. For today’s announcement, Sereno was broadcasting live from Tribeca Flashpoint, and he responded in real time to questions about the discovery posted on Twitter.
Eodromaeus Head Model and Skeleton
Paul Sereno Speaks to Students
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