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Morrison Natural History Musuem director Matthew Mossbrucker with "Kevin," a new Apatosaurus specimen found near Denver, Colo. | Stephanie Pappas/LiveScience.

Morrison Natural History Musuem director Matthew Mossbrucker with “Kevin,” a new Apatosaurus specimen found near Denver, Colo. | Stephanie Pappas/LiveScience.

(Huffington Post Science) 

DENVER — A small roadside quarry west of Denver, site of some of the infamous “Bone Wars” of the 19th century, has revealed a new treasure: the snout of the long-necked dinosaur Apatosaurus ajax.
The specimen, nicknamed Kevin, is the first Apatosaurus ajax muzzle ever found, and the discovery is likely to help paleontologists understand how A. ajax is related to other Apatosaurus kin, said Matthew Mossbrucker, the director of the Morrison Natural History Museum in Morrison, Colo., and the paleontologist who first identified the bones.

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