Funny--I didn't think dinosaurs took the bus

by JGordon on Mar. 26th, 2008

Well I'll be!: A dinosaur on a bus.
Well I'll be!: A dinosaur on a bus.Courtesy T-Oh! & Matt
Peruvian officials discovered a 19-pound dinosaur jaw bone the cargo hold of a bus this week.

The bone appears to be from a triceratops, or one of its relatives, although such dinosaurs have never been found in Peru before.

More perplexing to scientists, however, is the prospect of a population of dinosaurs living and dying in a bus's cargo area.

Your Comments, Thoughts, Questions, Ideas

bryan kennedy's picture

I hope this there is some follow up on this story. Where should something like this go? Hopefully some Peruvian museum will get the object. Unless of course it can be tracked down to its original owner.

posted on Wed, 03/26/2008 - 2:18pm
JGordon's picture
JGordon says:

Clearly the original owner, (a triceratops or close relative) will not NEED it back. The mystery remains as to why this particular animal chose this particular bus. I want to know what the route and possible destinations might be affiliated with this bus. Perhaps a great zoo or museum display awaits at stop number 19...

Take a left at the Spam restaurant and proceed to the triceratops exhibit. 2 for 1 today only!

posted on Wed, 03/26/2008 - 7:52pm
flinch619's picture
flinch619 says:

triceratops is my favorite dinosaur. i wnna know whos smuggling their bones on buses


posted on Thu, 03/27/2008 - 8:46am
zephyr's picture
zephyr says:

so how the hell did this thing get on the bus cargo..........


posted on Thu, 03/27/2008 - 8:46am
nelson.robin's picture
nelson.robin says:

i wonder there are going to show us more of the story.... thats weird did it just dissapear what the heck ion know...

posted on Thu, 03/27/2008 - 8:47am
koallainfestation37's picture
koallainfestation37 says:

sure dinosaurs ride the buss all the time. i just saw one the other day going to work in down town

posted on Thu, 03/27/2008 - 8:48am
andyshadexx's picture
andyshadexx says:

Well first time for everything. If Peru never found anything that big, now they did :D but this fact is very interesting in a way.

posted on Thu, 03/27/2008 - 8:49am
Looney_Tooney's picture
Looney_Tooney says:

Dino on a bus??
That sounds awesome...

posted on Thu, 03/27/2008 - 8:49am
Andy Korman's picture
Andy Korman says:

i think that it would be pretty cool to ride a bus with a dinosaur in the back.

posted on Thu, 03/27/2008 - 8:50am
bert123's picture
bert123 says:

people are smuggling dinosaur bones now? that is pretty funny but who is going to get the bone?
IBI Call it what you want IBI

posted on Thu, 03/27/2008 - 8:52am
bryan kennedy's picture

That's a great question. Check out this one blog post on the subject. If you scroll down to the comments you can see a suggestion by Sukie Crandall that the photo shown in all the news stories is of proboscidean not a Triceratops. Hmm...this bears some more investigation.

posted on Fri, 03/28/2008 - 10:40am
JGordon's picture
JGordon says:

I couldn't find that comment, but--as someone who is entirely unqualified to make any sort of judgement on identifying animal bones--I totally thought that thing looked more elephanty that triceratopseryery. I'm guessing that whoever they got to identify the thing knows the difference--maybe the photo that went out with the story was a mixup?

I'm working at the science museum tonight, and I'm going to give our triceratops (which, I have to say, is one of the best looking triceratops in the world--seriously) a good looking at.

posted on Fri, 03/28/2008 - 11:03am
LEE's picture
LEE says:

So who's stealing the dinosaur bone? And on a bus? How long is this 19 pound dinosaur jaw?!

posted on Thu, 03/27/2008 - 9:07am

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