Mt. Blanco team begins excavation on huge new long-neck dinosaur!
On the steep side of a mountain in North Western Colorado, we began excavation on a veritable bone pile! The bones are stacked in three and four layers, some so close together that there is only a thin layer of clay separating them. Buried under a giant scapula (shoulder blade), we ran into a very interesting and thin area of bone. Time and the nature of the sediments encasing the bones didn’t allow us to get to the bone to see what they really are. But, the roots of two teeth still in their sockets were on the surface of the erosional edge. We also found parts of Allosaur teeth and the landowner found Camarosaurus teeth close to the Allosaur’s. They are in a gray clay of the Jurasssic group. One huge animal is similar to the Sinclair dinosaur the Apatosaurus. Crocodile teeth have been found with the bones.
This animal, or animals, will be for sale They will be studied and prepared. Any interested parties may contact the Mt. Blanco Fossil Museum, Joe Taylor for more information.
Article and photos copyright Mt. Blanco, originally published 2006. Re-posted August 2015
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