WDC DML 001
|WDC DML 001|
|Genus:||Not yet given a genus name.|
|Species:||Not yet given a species name.|
The fossil was found in Wyoming. WDC DML 001 has not yet been officially named, but the specimen is nicknamed "Lori". Lori will be described by scientists from the Wyoming Dinosaur Center, a small natural history museum in Wyoming.
This dinosaur is very significant because it is the oldest known troodontid. Until the discovery of Lori, troodontids were believed to have first originated and evolved in Asia and then migrated to North America. Most troodontids were discovered in Asia, and the previously oldest known troodontids, from the Lower Cretaceous, lived there.
- Hartman S., Lovelace D. and Wahl W. 2005. "Phylogenetic assessment of a maniraptoran from the Morrison Formation." Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 25, Supplement to No. 3, pp 67A-68A http://www.bhbfonline.org/AboutUs/Lori.pdf