Howard Reynolds to present special lecture: "Patagonia: Land of Giganotosaurus"

HAYS, KS -- Dr. Howard Reynolds, curator emeritus of botany for Fort Hays State University's Sternberg Museum of Natural History, will present a special lecture at 7 p.m. Friday, March 22, in the museum's Engel Education Center.

Reynolds, also a professor emeritus of botany at FHSU, will lecture on "Patagonia: Land of Giganotosaurus."

The lecture is in conjunction with the current traveling exhibit at the Sternberg, "Jurassic Park: The Life and Death of Dinosaurs," which features a full-mount fossil cast of the Giganotosaurus, a large predator first discovered in 1993, in Patagonia, South America. The creature is a predecessor of the Tyrannosaurus rex and is larger than the largest Tyrannosaur ever discovered.

The fossil of the Giganotosaurus was more than 80-percent complete.

The lecture is free to members of the Sternberg Museum and is $1 for non-members.

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