'Elvisaurus’ dinosaur fossil arrives at Orton Geological Museum


    Cryolophosaurus ellioti is the most complete dinosaur fossil ever found in Antarctica. (WSYX/WTTE)

    Orton Geological Museum on The Ohio State's University campus just received a new dinosaur fossil from Antartica.

    Cryolophosaurus ellioti is the most complete dinosaur fossil ever found in Antarctica. (Courtesy: Orton Geological Museum)

    Cryolophosaurus ellioti, nicknamed "Elvisaurus" for its unique crest that resembles Elvis' signature hairdo.

    The fossil, which is the most complete dinosaur fossil ever found in Antarctica, was discovered by and named for Ohio State Professor Emeritus David Elliot in 1991.

    Cryolophosaurus ellioti is the most complete dinosaur fossil ever found in Antarctica. (WSYX/WTTE)

    “This dinosaur is material evidence that climates have changed through time,” Bill Ausich, director of the Orton Geological Museum, said. “In terms of dinosaurs, this discovery tells us something unique about what was happening in Antarctica during that time.”

    October 7, the Orton team will host an open house for alumni and friends to welcome the museum’s newest addition.

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