Dinosaur Discovery by uCalgary Grad Student

March 6, 2007

Six years ago Michael Ryan, a uCalgary grad student, dug up a fossil while camping on a ranch about 290km southwest of Calgary . That fossil, it turns out, is a new dinosaur species discovery.  The large, plant-eating reptile that lived 78 million years ago was named Albertaceratops nesmoi, after the ranch owner Cecil Nesmo, in recognition of his help to fossil hunters.  Nesmo, who is now 62, can remember researchers visiting his family land back to when he was 4 years old.  CBC