Discovery of a New Pterosaur Tracksite at Flaming Gorge Reservoir

By Martha Hayden

In the spring of 2002 the Utah Geological Survey prepared a paleontological assessment of Flaming Gorge Reservoir for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, in order to protect fossil resources from the effects of fluctuating lake levels. With the assistance of Barbara Blackshear and others from the Bureau of Reclamation and the Ashley National Forest, the UGS conducted a two-day paleontological survey of formations that may contain important fossils. This survey resulted in the discovery of a very significant locality containing trackways from a sauropod dinosaur and pterosaurs, or flying reptiles.

Survey Notes, v. 34 no. 3, September 2002