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Plenty of dinosaurs yet to be found

The abstract above is all that’s available without a Science News subscription. From the full article, which takes its report from a meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology:

The dramatic surge in dinosaur discoveries that paleontologists have been enjoying in recent years won’t soon abate, a new analysis suggests…

A statistical analysis that considers the locations and rates of current dinosaur finds hints that Earth’s ancient strata still hold plenty of undiscovered treasures. Worldwide, the analysis suggests, scientists could expect eventually to unearth species that represent 1,889 dinosaur genera. That projection suggests that 73 percent of dinosaur genera remain unknown to science, says Dodson.

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