Research Article

A New Troodontid Theropod, Talos sampsoni gen. et sp. nov., from the Upper Cretaceous Western Interior Basin of North America

  • Lindsay E. Zanno mail,

    Affiliations: Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America, Biological Sciences Department, University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States of America

  • David J. Varricchio,

    Affiliation: Department of Earth Sciences, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana, United States of America

  • Patrick M. O'Connor,

    Affiliations: Department of Biomedical Sciences, Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Athens, Ohio, United States of America, Ohio Center for Ecology and Evolutionary Studies, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, United States of America

  • Alan L. Titus,

    Affiliation: Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Bureau of Land Management, Kanab, Utah, United States of America

  • Michael J. Knell

    Affiliation: Department of Earth Sciences, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana, United States of America

  • Published: September 19, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0024487
  • Published in PLOS ONE

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Media Coverage of This Article

Posted by PLoS_ONE_Group on 23 Sep 2011 at 20:35 GMT

The following articles represents some of the media coverage that has occurred for this paper:

Publication: Forex TV
Title: “Newly Discovered Raptor Dinosaur Used Bladed-Claw to Stab Its Prey? - September 21 11 6:24 EDT -”

Publication: National Geographic
Title: “New Raptor Dinosaur Used Giant Claw to Pin, Slash Prey?”

Publication: Huffington Post
Title: “Talos Sampsoni: New Raptor Dinosaur Species Discovered In Utah (PHOTOS)”

Publication: The Salt Lake Tribune
Title: “New dinosaur discovery announced in Kanab | The Salt Lake Tribune”

Publication: International Business Times UK
Title: “Raptors Used Toe Talon to Kill: Study - International Business Times”

Publication: International Business Times
Title: “Newly Discovered Raptor Dinosaur Had Toe Talon for Killing - International Business Times”

Publication: The Christian Post
Title: “Raptor Dinosaur Discovered With Switchblade Killing Claws, Christian News”

Publication: BioScholar News
Title: “Raptor dinos’ fearsome curving toe talon ‘served as weapon’”

Publication: Press Association
Title: “The Press Association: Raptors 'used toe talon as weapon'”

Publication: Montana State University News
Title: “MSU News Service - MSU paleontologists, colleagues discover new raptor species in dinosaur "graveyard"”

Publication: Irish Weather Online
Title: “New Species Of Raptor Dinosaur Discovered In Utah - Irish Weather Online”

Publication: Third Age
Title: “Dinosaur Discovery Sheds Light on How Raptors Used Talons | ThirdAge”
Publication: International Business Times
Title: “Newly Discovered Raptor Had ‘Switchblade’Claw for Fighting - International Business Times”

Publication: The Weather Space
Title: “Feisty Raptor Dinosaur fought with claws -”

Publication: Smithsonian Blogs
Title: “Cretaceous Utah's New, Switchblade-Clawed Predator | Dinosaur Tracking”

Publication: Discovery News
Title: “Dinosaur Used Sharp Claw in Combat : Discovery News”

Publication: Mount Pleasant Patch
Title: “UW-Parkside Professor Helps Discover 'Talos Sampsoni' Dinosaur - Mount Pleasant-Sturtevant, WI Patch”

Publication: Chicago Sun Times
Title: “Field researcher: Newly discovered dinosaur was ‘fierce predator’- Chicago Sun-Times”

Publication: Fox News
Title: “Newfound Raptor Dinosaur Had 'Switchblade' Killing Claws | Fox News”

Publication: Live Science
Title: “'Switchblade' Claw Reveals How Dino Fought and Killed | New Raptor Dinosaur & Velociraptor Relative | Jurassic Park Dinosaurs & Talos Sampsoni | Dinosaur Battle | LiveScience”

Publication: Daily Mail
Title: “Jurassic Park claw discovery sheds light on how dinosaurs hunted their prey | Mail Online”

Publication: i09
Title: “Recently discovered species of raptor validates the fears of anyone who ever watched Jurassic Park”

Title: “Dinosaur fought with 'switchblade' claw - Technology & science - Science - LiveScience -”

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