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Herbivore reptile fossil from New Mexico

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The Amateur Paleontologist

Thanks for sharing :) New Mexico keeps givin' up amazing discoveries, doesn't it? ;)


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Cowboy Paleontologist

The fossil itself is really incredibly well preserved and perfectly articulated:

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One thing I might mention, I have seen a number of articles claiming that the etymology of the name "Gordodon" is from the Spanish for fat and Latin for tooth.  While I am not saying that this is inaccurate, I would bet a large some of money this name comes in part from it being found near 'gordo.

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