Nov. 7, 1996
Vol. 16, No. 5

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    Sereno expedition on 'PaleoWorld' program

    An expedition led by Paul Sereno, Associate Professor in Organismal Biology & Anatomy, will be featured on an upcoming episode of "PaleoWorld." The program will air on The Learning Channel Monday, Nov. 11 at 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.

    Titled "Flesh on the Bone," the program will focus on an expedition in the Moroccan Sahara in 1995 that unearthed the fossil remains of two predatory dinosaurs, Carcharodontosaurus and a new species, Deltadromeus. The finds -- a huge skull and a partial skeleton, the latter discovered by University alumna and team member Gabrielle Lyon (B.A.'94, M.A.'94) -- are the most complete ever found in Africa from the period 65 million to 100 million years ago, the last chapter of dinosaur evolution.

    In addition to Sereno and Lyon, expedition team members included French and Moroccan paleontologists as well as Chicago graduate students Hans Larsson, Christian Sidor, Jeff Wilson and Paul Magwene.