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Geology site description:

At the Dinosaur National Monument bones of many dinosaurs were found. De fossils occur in river deposits with sands and conglomerates of the Morrison formation from the Jurassic period.

The bonen were washed together by a river in these deposits. Later the layers were folded. Today the layers are in a steep angle.

In the Dinosaur Quarry the paleontologists are still excavating. You can visit the tilted layer with the hundreds of dinosaur bones.

Various species of dinosaurs have been found (i.e. Camarosaurus, Uteodon, Dryosaurus, Abydosaurus, Allosaurus, Stegosaurus, Ceratosaurus, Diplodocus, Barosaurus, Apatosaurus), turtle, crocodile and other reptiles.

In the visitorscentre you can learn about the geology and about the dinosaurs which were found here. See the official park website for more information: http://www.nps.gov/dino/index.htm




Added by: NonkelCo on 06-03-2016



Added by: NonkelCo on 06-03-2016

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Directions:

The Dinosaur National Monument is located in the southeast of the Uinta mountains at the border of Ohio and Utah.

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Other locations in the area
Museum: Utah Field House of Natural History
Society: Utah Friends of Paleontology: Utah Field House of Natural History

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