Bones found by Oklahoma researchers are of new dinosaur

Illustration of Brontomerus loosely based off the official reconstruction by Francisco Gascó. Here Brontomerus is using its unusually massive abductor muscles to "hip check" an attacking dromaeosaur in a lateral kick. Feb. 23, 2011 contribution by Ferahgo the Assasin (Emily Willoughby, e.deinonychus@gmail.com) http://emilywilloughby.artworkfolio.com/. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

Illustration of Brontomerus loosely based off the official reconstruction by Francisco Gascó. Here Brontomerus is using its unusually massive abductor muscles to "hip check" an attacking dromaeosaur in a lateral kick. Feb. 23, 2011 contribution by Ferahgo the Assasin (Emily Willoughby, e.deinonychus@gmail.com) http://emilywilloughby.artworkfolio.com/. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) – Bones found in eastern Utah in the mid-1990s by researchers from the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History have been determined to be from a newly confirmed type of dinosaur.

The Brontomerus Mcintoshi is described in a paper published Tuesday in the British journal Acta Palaeontologica Polonica. The paper is written by a team of scientists that includes Sam Noble curator of vertebrate paleontology Richard Cifelli.

Cifelli told The Oklahoman newspaper that the bones of an adult Brontomerus and a juvenile were rescued from a quarry in Utah that had been looted and damaged – possibly by fossil hunters.

Cifelli and his co-authors classified the new genus based on an incomplete skeleton now held at the Sam Noble museum. It includes bones from the shoulder, hip, ribs and vertebrae.

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Illustration of Brontomerus loosely based off the official reconstruction by Francisco Gascó. Here Brontomerus is using its unusually massive abductor muscles to "hip check" an attacking dromaeosaur in a lateral kick. Feb. 23, 2011 contribution by Ferahgo the Assasin (Emily Willoughby, e.deinonychus@gmail.com) http://emilywilloughby.artworkfolio.com/. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

Illustration of Brontomerus loosely based off the official reconstruction by Francisco Gascó. Here Brontomerus is using its unusually massive abductor muscles to "hip check" an attacking dromaeosaur in a lateral kick. Feb. 23, 2011 contribution by Ferahgo the Assasin (Emily Willoughby, e.deinonychus@gmail.com) http://emilywilloughby.artworkfolio.com/. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.