Hanksville Dinosaur Quarry offering free guided tours

deseretnews.com

HANKSVILLE, Wayne County — The Hanksville-Burpee Dinosaur Quarry will offer free 30-45 minute guided tours during the weeks of May 21, June 4 and June 10.

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Paleontologists Investigate a Jurassic Bite

scientificamerican.com

About a three hour drive to the east of where I’m sitting as I write this, low down on the famous quarry wall of Dinosaur National Monument, there’s an unusual bone.

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Rare Tiny T. Rex Unearthed in Montana

smithsonianmag.com

In 2016, students from the Natural History Museum at Kansas University found a relatively small dinosaur pelvis in the Hell Creek formation in Montana. It was the end of their dig season and they didn’t have the time to unearth the rest of the remains. But the fossil was worth the wait; when they returned last summer, they found part of a jaw, teeth and skull segment of what appears to be a 66.5-million-year-old juvenile T. rex, reports Laura Geggel at LiveScience.

Artists, engineers and scientists collaborate to build colorful sculpture of Utah Raptor

ksl.com

LOGAN — When art student Justin Tolman pitched his idea to Utah State University’s Geology department he had envisioned a sculpture 1/6th the size of the actual dinosaur.

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Huge Dinosaur Footprints Discovered on Scottish Coast

nationalgeographic.com

More than 160 million years ago, long-necked dinosaurs called sauropods lumbered through the ancient lagoons that dotted what is now Great Britain. Now, dozens of their footprints have been found on the forbidding, wave-pounded coast of Scotland’s Isle of Skye.

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Fun with fossils

progressnewspaper.org

What types of plants or animals lived long ago but are no longer in existence? How do we know they existed? For those answers, we look to the fossil record which provides a wealth of information on what once existed on the Earth.

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Dinosaur eggs found by NCSU paleontologist now at Museum of Natural Sciences

wral.com

A researcher at North Carolina State University has recovered a clutch of rare dinosaur eggs from cliffs in Utah.

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Utah’s fossil record is dino-mite!

Reporters Leia Larsen and Benjamin Zack sat down with James Kirkland to find out what Utah looked like 100 million years ago and learn about the discovery boom happening right now.

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James Kirkland, the state paleontologist with the Utah Geological Survey, goes through the bones of a Mierasaurus on Nov. 21, 2017, at his lab in Salt Lake City. The fossils were recently found in Southern Utah and belong to a species of dinosaur that was previously thought to only live in what is now Europe.

70 million-year-old fossil proves dinosaurs liked to cuddle

ibtimes.com

Dinosaurs have acquired a bad reputation of the past couple of million years for not being the most affectionate of species.

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Teenage Dinosaur Fossil Discovery Reveals What Puberty Was Like for a Tyrannosaur

newsweek.com

You may regret photographs of your awkward teenage years, but at least they won’t be fossilized for people to dig up 76 million years from now. Paleontologists are thrilled a dinosaur didn’t get quite so lucky, because it means they were able to discover a remarkably well-preserved tyrannosaur skeleton.

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