Utah State Paleontologist -- Dr. Jim Kirkland -- received an unexpected assist, last weekend, when an Eagle Mountain family uncovered a large dinosaur bone, while visiting Central Utah's San Rafael Desert.

The Watts held their family reunion there...and an afternoon search for dinosaur bones led them to what may prove to be a significant find.

Dr. Kirkland says, the best thing the family did was to stop digging -- and contact his office -- before they damaged their discovery, which he calls an all-too-common problem.

So the Watts have put the professionals in charge...Dr. Kirkland believes the finding is from the Jurrasic-Morrison formation...and he's promised to contact the family, when he determines exactly what the uncovered.