Paul Sereno

Digging up dinosaurs

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Strange landscapes, scorching heat and (sometimes) mad crocodiles await scientists seeking clues to evolution's genius. Paleontologist Paul Sereno talks about his surprising encounters with prehistory — and a new way to help students join the adventure.

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Paul Sereno · Paleontologist

Surely not the only science career based on a museum tour epiphany, Paul Sereno's is almost certainly the most triumphant. He's dug up dinosaurs on five continents — and discovered the world's largest crocodile, the (extinct) 40-foot Sarchosuchus.

Surely not the only science career based on a museum tour epiphany, Paul Sereno's is almost certainly the most triumphant. He's dug up dinosaurs on five continents — and discovered the world's largest crocodile, the (extinct) 40-foot Sarchosuchus.