In brief: the name of a new dinosaur

A cute story from today’s NYT Science News, about a 7-year-old Chilean boy named Diego Suárez, who “has discovered bone fragments of a previously unknown dinosaur” — which has been named Chilesaurus diegosuarezi, after his country and himself.

The creature was approximately turkey-sized and might have looked something like this:

Unfortunately, I have no picture of Diego.

But Diego didn’t just stumble on the bones. He was “accompanying his parents, the geologists Manuel Suarez and Rita de la Cruz, as they studied rocks in Chilean Patagonia”. So he was looking with educated eyes.

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