Kriegstein notified American paleontologist Paul Sereno of the specimen, who proposed it represented a subadult of a new species from the Yixian Formation of China.
Sereno arranged to publish a description of the specimen and to have it sent to China, from where he assumed it had been smuggled.
But perhaps I shouldn’t be surprised: We met through Ok Cupid—85 percent match, 23 percent enemy (which sums to 108 percent, seems to me).
Although many users, especially younger users, prefer swipe-based dating apps like Tinder—or its female-founded alter ego, Bumble (on which only women can write first messages)—Ok Cupid’s mathematical approach to online dating remains popular.
Some sites even promise “scientific formulas” to create perfect matches, making it sound as if the odds of finding true love are all but guaranteed.
Unfortunately, though, just like that certain someone who fails to call for a follow-up date, there are indications these sites don’t come through on their promises.
And right from that moment I just, in the murky, preverbal way one knows such things, that this young woman—let’s call her Ms. I know that the next 45 minutes or so we spend at this dimly lit Cambridge, Massachusetts, restaurant will be, in some sense, a waste of her time and mine, but that politeness or decency or some other vaguely moral compulsion will detain us at the table anyway, sipping bourbon-based cocktails and struggling to find a good topic to converse about.
Raptorex is a dubious genus of tyrannosaurid dinosaur.
Its fossil remains consist of a single juvenile specimen probably uncovered in Mongolia, or possibly northeastern China. kriegsteini, described in 2009 by Sereno and colleagues.
According to Peter Larson, who attempted to re-trace the origins of the specimen, the holotype fossil of Raptorex (currently designated LH PV18 and housed in the collections of the Long Hao Institute of Geology and Paleontology in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia, China) was purchased from a Mongolian fossil dealer by an American businessman in Tokyo, Japan, and subsequently taken to the United States, where it was again put up for sale at the Tucson, Arizona Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show. Henry Kriegstein, an ophthalmologist and fossil collector.
Up until this point, the specimen had been identified as a juvenile specimen of Tarbosaurus, which had been collected from Mongolia.