Fossil hunter Wendy Sloboda found the first piece of bone that led to the discovery of a new dinosaur. Paleontologists named the species in her honor, and Sloboda celebrated with this tattoo on her arm.
Wendy Sloboda, the prolific fossil hunter who discovered the site where the bones of the new dinosaur were recovered.
Michael Ryan, left, and David Evans are co-authors of a PLOS ONE study describing Wendiceratops pinhornensis.
(Derek Larson )
Wendiceratops bone bed quarry during excavation in 2014.
A student works at the Wendiceratops bone bed.
A field crew systematically excavates the Wendiceratops bone bed.
Map of the Wendiceratops bone bed showing the locations of the excavated bones.
(David Evans )
A reconstruction of the Wendiceratops pinhornensis skeleton. Bones that have been found are shaded in blue.
An artist’s illustration of Wendiceratops pinhornensis, a newly discovered relative of Triceratops.