Regal find in India
By Steve Koppes
Paul Sereno, Professor in Organismal Biology & Anatomy, and three colleagues have identified a new species of predatory dinosaur from 65-million-year-old bones that were stored at a regional geological survey office in Jaipur, India. The team, including Jeff Wilson (Ph.D., ’99) of the University of Michigan, Suresh Srivastava of the Geological Survey of India and Ashok Sahni of Panjab University, have named the creature Rajasaurus narmadensis. The name means “regal dinosaur from the Narmada,” referring to the Narmada River in western India, where the bones were found. The National Geographic Society supported the research.