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Big Find Unveiled in Baylor County

A major find in the paleontology world, from right here in Texoma, was revealed Saturday. 

Wet Willi, a 285 million-year-old dimetrodon, was unearthed by a team from the Houston Museum of Natural Science at the Craddock Ranch in Seymour.

Willi was first discovered in mid June. The team has been painstakingly uncovering him ever since.

While dimetrodon's are quite common in Baylor County, Willi is a very rare complete specimen. There are perhaps a dozen or fewer in the entire world.

The team of paleontologists still has a way to go to fully unearth Wet Willi. When finished, he will be a crown jewel in the new Paleo Hall at the HMNS.

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