Report on the Arlington Archosaur Site to be presented at GSA meeting

March 13, 2009

Boulder, CO, USA - The 43rd annual meeting of the Geological Society of America's South-Central Section will feature a presentation on Tuesday, 17 March, on the Arlington Archosaur Site in North Arlington, Texas, USA. Among the site's 95 million-years-old rocks is a rich deposit of fossils, not only of an as-yet-unnamed carnivorous theropod, but also of a large, herbivorous "duck billed" hadrosaur, prehistoric crocodiles, turtles, sharks, and a new species of lungfish. Details are posted at presenter Derek Main's Web site, www.arlingtonarchosaursite.com.

Archosaur is Greek for "ruling reptiles" and represents a group of reptiles that includes dinosaurs, pterosaurs, and relatives of the modern crocodile. To date, more fossils have been recovered from the Arlington Archosaur Site than from any other site in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

The South-Central meeting will take place on the Richardson, Texas, campus of the University of Texas at Dallas. Main's presentation will take place on Tuesday, 17 March at 3:00 p.m., in room 1.102 of the University of Texas at Dallas Conference Center.
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View the abstract at http://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2009SC/finalprogram/abstract_154823.htm.

Presenter Derek Main and John Holbrook of the University of Texas at Arlington will also lead a field trip to the area on Sunday, 15 March.

For interviews, contact:
Derek J. Main
Dept. of Earth and Environmental Sciences
The University of Texas at Arlington
Arlington, TX 76019-0049
maindinos@msn.com

MEETING INFORMATION:
Find complete meeting information at http://www.geosociety.org/sectdiv/southc/09mtg/index.htm.
Information on registration is available at http://www.geosociety.org/sectdiv/southc/09mtg/registration.htm.
To view the complete technical program for this meeting, visit http://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2009SC/finalprogram/.

www.geosociety.org

Geological Society of America

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