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Biology Grad Helps Discover New Species of Sauropod Dinosaur in Tanzania

Eric Gorscak, lead author on the new study, is a Cambridge, Ohio, native who is a doctoral student in biological sciences at Ohio University. Photo: Emily R. Naylor/Courtesy of Eric Gorscak

From Compass In an article published last week in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Ohio University paleontologists have identified a new species of titanosaurian dinosaur. The new species is a member of the gigantic long-neck sauropods, and its fossil remains were recovered from Cretaceous-age (70-100 million years ago) rocks in […]

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August 28, 2017 at 4:15 pmAlumni Research

Gorscak Talks About Discovering Dinosaur in Africa, Oct. 22

Gorscak Talks About Discovering Dinosaur in Africa, Oct. 22

Ecolunch presents Eric Gorscak presenting “Cretaceous Paleobiologeography, Morphological Clocks, and Model-Based Approaches: Case Study Utilizing Titanosaurian Dinosaurs with Evidence of a Centralized Role for Continental Africa” on Wednesday, Oct. 22, at 11:50 a.m. in Irvine 159. “Titanosaurians were a successful group of Cretaceous dinosaurs but with an obscure evolutionary history. […]

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October 22, 2014 at 5:45 pmEvents

Grad Student Discovers New Species of Titanosaurian Dinosaur

An artistic rendering of a deceased Rukwatitan bisepultus individual in the initial floodplain depositional setting from which the holotypic skeleton was recovered. Image credit: Mark Witton, University of Portsmouth.

Eric Gorscak ’09, a doctoral student in Biological Sciences, is the lead author on the discovery of a new species of titanosaurian dinosaur in Tanzania. The study describes a rare find—a sauropod dinosaur skeleton from Africa. Ohio University paleontologists have identified the new species of titanosaurian, a member of the […]

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September 9, 2014 at 7:37 pmAlumni Alumni in the News In the News Research

11 A&S Students Awarded Enhancement Funds for Research

11 A&S Students Awarded Enhancement Funds for Research

College of Arts & Sciences students received 11 of the 24 Ohio University Student Enhancement Awards program announced in March. A total of $115,945 in funding was awarded for original research, scholarship and creative work. The Student Enhancement Awards are funded by the Office of the Vice President for Research and Creative […]

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April 13, 2014 at 2:18 pmNews

Ecolunch: Insights into Cretaceous Faunal Patterns of Africa, April 2

The Ecolunch Seminar Series presents Eric Gorscak on “Insights into Cretaceous Faunal Patterns of Africa: What East African Sauropod Dinosaurs and Novel Phylogenetic Approaches Can Tell Us” on April 2. All Ecolunch seminars are Wednesdays from 11:50 to 1:40 p.m. in Irvine 159. Students are in BIOS 7000 Seminars in Ecology […]

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February 27, 2014 at 7:00 amEvents