Photos: School-Bus-Size Dinosaur Discovered in Egypt

Future paleontologists


(Image credit: Hesham Sallam/Mansoura University)

Mansoura University vertebrate paleontology student Iman El-Dawoudi shows M. shahinae's lower jaw to two budding Egyptian paleontologists.

International peers


(Image credit: Mansoura University)

Study co-researchers Eric Gorscak (left), Iman El-Dawoudi (center) and Matt Lamanna (right) study the lower jaw of M. shahinae.

"It's absolutely rare to find dinosaurs in Egypt, though that situation is beginning to change, thanks mostly to the efforts of my friend/collaborator Hesham Sallam and his team," Lamanna told Live Science in an email.

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Laura Geggel

Laura is the archaeology and Life's Little Mysteries editor at Live Science. She also reports on general science, including paleontology. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Scholastic, Popular Science and Spectrum, a site on autism research. She has won multiple awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association for her reporting at a weekly newspaper near Seattle. Laura holds a bachelor's degree in English literature and psychology from Washington University in St. Louis and a master's degree in science writing from NYU.