April 9th

1956 – Michael Benton Born

On this day in dinosaurs, we celebrate a British paleontologist whose tireless pen has illuminated millions of minds to prehistory. From paleontology textbooks to consulting work on television documentaries, Michael Benton has been a prolific scientist and author, bringing the ancient Earth to life for decades.

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We salute you Dr. Benton and long may your research continue!

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