Source Pravda.Ru

College student makes stunning paleontological discovery

&to=http://english.pravda.ru/science/19/94/377/13567_dinosaur.html' target=_blank>Paleontologists are hailing the discovery by a first-year geology student of a new species of &to=http://english.pravda.ru/main/2003/02/08/43171.html' target=_blank>amphibian, a salamander-like creature that lived 300 million years ago.

Adam Striegel picked up a rock the size of a baseball along a road near Pittsburgh International Airport. He decided to show it to one of his lecturers, Charles Jones. Jones spotted some teeth and the outline of a skull. "It was immediately clear that this was rare," said Jones, informs CBC.