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Former UC Berkeley student publishes research on extinct bird fossil

Jessie Atterholt, lead author of the study, began research on the fossils as a graduate student. In 1992, Howard Hutchison, a retired research paleontologist, discovered the fossils while undergoing fieldwork in southern Utah. The area where the fossil was found is a series of deeply eroded, steep, rugged badlands called “The Blues” in the northern part of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.
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