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Looking Back: Dinosaur Jim

An archival photo from 1972 of Dinosaur Jim Jensen and other BYU paleontologists measure a large fossil.

In 1972 BYU paleontologist James “Dinosaur Jim” Jensen (right) measures the 8-foot shoulder blade fossil of a massive sauropod discovered by his team near Delta, Colorado, and later named Supersaurus. (Courtesy L. Tom Perry Special Collections, UAP 2 F-242.)