Buffalo Museum of Science Announces Name of New Dinosaur

January 23, 2012 Updated Jan 23, 2012 at 1:17 PM EDT

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Buffalo Museum of Science Announces Name of New Dinosaur

January 23, 2012 Updated Jan 23, 2012 at 1:17 PM EDT

Buffalo, N.Y. (WKBW release) -- After a two-month naming contest, the Buffalo Museum of Science on Monday revealed that Stanley is the official name of its new Albertosaurus.

According to a news release, the Albertosaurus was unveiled on November 26, 2011 along with a mastodon named Seymour. Over 400 name suggestions were submitted for the Albertosaurus and the financial donor of the new creatures chose her favorite ten from the list of suggestions. The community was invited to vote for their favorites of the top ten via Facebook, mail-in ballot and on-site at the museum by January 19.

Stuart H. of Tonawanda and Bridget E. of Cheektowaga both suggested the name Stanley for the Albertosaurus. The results were very close with Stanley taking 18% of the votes for all ten names.

Both Stanley and Seymour are located in the museum’s main hall on the second floor for all visitors to see.

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