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This is What Triassic Archosaur Workers Dream About at Night.

This is an absolutely incredible find and akin to the fully articulated Poposaurus gracilis skeleton found in Utah by a Yale Peabody Museum field crew in 2003.  I was fortunate enough to be present in 2003 to help with the initial uncovering and will never forget it.  Articulated pseudosuchian finds like this are pretty rare in the Triassic.

The announcement is here:
http://forgottenarchosaurs.blogspot.com/2010/05/nearly-complete-prestosuchus-found.html

The original article is here:
http://br.noticias.yahoo.com/s/11052010/25/manchetes-fossil-megapredador-pre-historico-encontrado.html

....and what is sure to drive all fossil preparators who see this crazy, notice that the underside of the specimen is already jacketed and it appears to be undergoing prep in the field!  Maybe the jacket was just moved to an outcrop for the photo op.

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