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OSU-CHS student discovers new dinosaur species, publishes findings

Atkins-Weltman, an anatomy and vertebrate paleontology Ph.D. student in the School of Biomedical Sciences, was studying a small collection of foot and leg bone fossils of what was believed to be a juvenile Anzu wyliei, but histology tests of the bones determined that it was actually a new species.
Rendering of a new dinosaur species Eoneophron infernalis, which translates to Pharoah's dawn chicken from hell. The new species was discovered by OSU Center for Health Sciences anatomy and vertebrate paleontology student Kyle Atkins-Weldman. Rendering by Zubin Erik Dutta.
Paleontology alum featured in dinosaur documentary

Sat, Jan 29, 2022

For OSU Center for Health Sciences alumnus Evan Johnson-Ransom, taking part in paleontology field research in Alaska’s Denali National Park last summer was unlike anything he had done before, including being filmed for a dinosaur documentary.

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Younger T.rex bites were less ferocious than their adult counterparts

Fri, Mar 12, 2021

By closely examining the jaw mechanics of juvenile and adult tyrannosaurids, some of the fiercest dinosaurs to inhabit earth, scientists from the University of Bristol and OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine at the Cherokee Nation have uncovered differences in how they bit into their prey.

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We Are OSU-CHS: Evan Johnson-Ransom

Thu, Jan 14, 2021

A regular spotlight of some of OSU-CHS' outstanding students at our Tulsa and Tahlequah sites.

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Researchers learn more about teenage T.rex

Thu, Jan 02, 2020

Without a doubt, Tyrannosaurus rex is the most famous dinosaur in the world. The 40-foot-long predator with bone crushing teeth inside a 5-foot long head are the stuff of legend. Now, a look within the bones of two mid-sized, immature T. rex allow scientists to learn about the tyrant king’s terrible teens as well.

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New study finds T. rex has an unbeatable ability to twirl, making it a superb predator

Thu, Feb 21, 2019

A new study from researchers at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences found that Tyrannosaurus rex — and other tyrannosaurs like it — could turn twice as fast as other carnivorous dinosaurs their size.

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