Sewers, Backyards…Dinosaurs are Turning Up Everywhere

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Sewers, Backyards…Dinosaurs are Turning Up Everywhere

For the second time in two weeks construction workers in Alberta have uncovered duck-billed dinosaur fossils in their trenches. The hadrosaurs—68-million-year-old plant eaters—were found six metres down by ‘keen-eyed amateurs.’

And the great thing about the latest find is that it’s a rare, virtually complete skeleton—an 8 metre tall teenager.

Check out this article for more:

http://o.canada.com/news/its-hard-to-dig-a-hole-in-alberta-without-finding-a-dinosaur/

Mummified Dinosaur—the Best Preserved Ever

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Mummified Dinosaur—the Best Preserved Ever

A duck-billed dinosaur named Leonardo has the honor of being the best preserved dino fossil ever found. The find, currently being worked on at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis still has 90% of its soft tissue intact—including stomach and contents.

And he was found in Montana by a small band of volunteers!

Leonardo is scheduled to go on public display in March, 2014.
Check out this article for more:

http://indianapublicmedia.org/news/preserved-dinosaur-home-indianapolis-58158/

The Pliosaur in Your Backyard

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The Pliosaur in Your Backyard

Fossil hunters can be the most unlikely people and fossils can turn up in the most unlikely places. Back in 1997 a retired man building a fence in his backyard uncovered a bone from a 250-million-year-old pliosaur—a 65-foot-long predator of the ancient seas.

That’s crazy enough, but check out this article to see what he did with his incredible find…

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2484575/Man-dinosaur-bone-garden-16-years-ago-finally-called-museum.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490

Teenage Fossil Hunter Discovers Weird Dinosaur!

A great friend of mine, Erik Ellefsen, sent me this link to an NBC story about a teenage fossil hunter who beat the pros to discover a baby dinosaur– awesome stuff!

 

http://www.nbcnews.com/science/how-teenager-beat-out-pros-find-weird-baby-dinosaur-8C11434434