07.17.13

A “friendly” new dinosaur found in Utah!

Congratulations to Dr. Alan Titus, a great advocate of the National Conservation Lands and staunch supporter of Grand Staircase Escalante Partners! He has a new species of dinosaur named after him: Nasutoceratops titusi. The dinosaur was discovered in the Kaiparowits formation in the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument in southern Utah, part of an area known to dinosaur hunters as the lost continent of Laramidia.

photo of Titus

Dr. Alan Titus in the field

You can learn more about Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, Laramidia, the new dinosaur and how it got its name through these links:

Grand Staircase Escalante Partners

Big-nosed, long-horned dinosaur discovered in Utah

ABC News: Big-Nosed Dinosaur Species Found in Utah

BBC: Nasutoceratops: ‘Big-nose, horn-face’ dinosaur described

CBS News: New dinosaur species discovered in Utah