Dinosaur-Era Fossil Trove Found On Land Recently Removed From National Monument

by on February 24, 2018

A trove of 200-million-year-old reptile fossils dating from the Age of Dinosaurs has been unearthed for the first time in Utah’s Bears Ears National Monument, scientists announced at the Western Association of Vertebrate Paleontologists annual meeting earlier this month, IFL Science reports. It is one of the densest fossil areas discovered, paleontologist Robert Gay said in a statement.”Based on our small, initial excavation, we believe that this 63-meter (207-foot) site may be the densest area of Triassic period fossils in the nation, maybe the world. If this site can be fully excavated, it is likely that we will find many other intact specimens, and quite possibly even new vertebrate…
WN.com – International English News

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