The dinosaur genus Gastonia burgei derives its name from that of Robert Gaston, a 1989 art graduate. Gastonia burgei is in the family of ankylosaurs—small, plant-eating dinosaurs with hard shells. They had horns and spines, and the largest was about 16 feet long. They lived in the early Cretaceous period, about 125 million years ago.
In 1989 Gaston went on a rock hound expedition and discovered the new genus of dinosaur in a quarry in Utah. His career is building models of dinosaurs.