Mark Wilson June 10th, 2010
MITZPE RAMON, ISRAEL — This morning while collecting fossils in the Zihor Formation (Upper Cretaceous) we found the above bones and several other smaller fragments. They are reptile bones as shown by their density and configuration. The shape of the larger piece looks dinosaurian to me, but it may be wishful thinking. We will turn them over to the Survey and park authorities, along with their exact location coordinates, so that maybe later a vertebrate paleontologist will examine them and explore the site further. Dinosaurs are very rare in the Middle East so this could be a good story someday. In any case, it was fun being vertebrate paleontologists for awhile!
UPDATE: Mosasaur bones, it turns out. Just as cool, I say.