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Hello! This is my first post/plea for ID help. This piece was found in the Summerville Formation in Little Egypt area outside of Hanksville, UT in the Henry Mountains (I believe Summerville Formation is middle to late Jurassic). You can see very colorful agatized portions showing through in a few places. Little Egypt is known for petrified wood (cycads, in particular), dinosaur fossils & coprolite, but there is so much misidentification of fossils in this area, so..... Thank you in advance for any help you can provide!
While browsing the Dinosaur Mailing List, I came upon a news article regarding Dystrophaeus: http://fox13now.com/2014/08/28/skeleton-of-dinosaur-first-unearthed-155-years-ago-now-being-excavated/ With respect to the discovery of Dystrophaeus in 1859, it is noteworthy that the discoverer, John Newberry, couldn't excavate the whole skeleton of this species because of the difficult terrain, but at least was able to recover some bones, all from the forelimb and scapular regions, and loan them to the Natural History Museum of the Smithsonian in Washington DC. Now the Dystrophaeus Project crew has