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Kansas Dinosaur Returns to Public Display at KU Museum

The skull of the Silvisaurus in the new display. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)

The skull of the Silvisaurus in the new display. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)

A largely complete dinosaur fossil found in central Kansas 60 years ago is back on display at the University of Kansas. The Silvisaurus condrayi is named after the Ottawa County rancher who found it in 1955, Warren Condray. The dinosaur itself was 10 feet long, three feet high and covered in natural armor. It was removed from public view several years ago as staff updated the displays, but now it's part of a new exhibit at KU's Natural History Museum. KPR's Stephen Koranda recently stopped by to see the fossil, along with KU paleontologist David Burnham. 

That’s paleontologist David Burnham speaking to Stephen Koranda about the new silvisaurus condrayi display at the KU Museum of Natural History, which is open Tuesday through Sunday on the KU campus.

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