Hesperornithoides Press Conference, Wyoming Dinosaur Center, 2019
You must have heard that the oldest Velociraptor-like dinosaur from North America was recently announced?!
This new dinosaur is called Hesperornithoides miessleri and was collected in Wyoming, USA. I was part of the research team that studied and formally described this specimen, effectionaltey known as ‘Lori’.
The specimen is in the collections of the amazing Wyoming Dinosaur Center, Thermopolis, Wyoming, USA.
As part of the release, we had an official press release and launch at the Wyoming Dinosaur Center on #FossilFriday 12 July, 2019. Here, you can watch the full interview with palaeontologists, Jessica Lippincott, Bill Wahl and yours truly.
*Note, the sound is low, so turn your speakers up.
Read our study here (open access): https://peerj.com/articles/7247/
The work was also covered by National Geographic, here: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2019/07/new-dinosaur-species-velociraptor-cousin-lori-may-upend-flight-evolution-theories/