Science: Two Superlatives

On opposite sides of the world last week two veteran paleontologists reported two remarkable fossil finds that could literally be described as superlative. One discovery may well qualify as the "largest," the other as the "oldest."

> The largest was found by Brigham Young University's James A. Jensen,* a tall (6 ft. 3 in.), lanky scientist known as "Dinosaur Jim," who worked as a taxidermist, welder, carpenter and longshoreman before turning to paleontology. Last year, on a tip from two amateur rock collectors, Jensen began exploring what was once a prehistoric riverbed near...

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