Moyowamkia bones were first excavated from Mtuka way back in 2004, a time when George W. Bush was president and Friends was still on the air. It took years to complete the fossil dig—the team would walk the dry riverbed, looking for spaces and protrusions in its walls that could signify fossilized dinosaurs. And even after they dug up everything they wanted to, it took years to analyze it all. They had to separate the fossils from the plain old rock they were embedded in, figure out which bone corresponded to which species, and also make sure a set of bones belonged to one dinosaur and not multiple. In other words, they had to "make sure the dinosaur didn't have two left feet," says Gorscak, who did the work while at Ohio University. "And then, of course, we do have responsibilities and lives," he adds with a chuckle.