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Monument to Unveil Three Fossilized Discoveries

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Date: October 12, 2010

 Colorado National Monument to Unveil Three
Major Fossilized Discoveries on Wednesday, October 13

The National Park Service cordially invites you to join us at Colorado National Monument on Wednesday, October 13, at 11:00 a.m. at the Visitor Center for the unveiling of three major fossilized foot print discoveries from the Jurassic Period including the following:
 
* Newly discovered intact 7 inch three-toed fossilized dinosaur track found on 9-16-2010.  Yet to be determined if it is from a carnivorous or a plant eating dinosaur. 

* Newly discovered lizard track types that have never been found in the Morrison Formation before discovery on 9-22-2010.

* Recovered extremely rare turtle tracks only found in one other track site locality in North America. Discovered in Colorado National Monument in 2005.

Paleontologists John Foster, Ph. D. and George Callison, Ph. D. and Geologist William Hood, Ph. D. have all done extensive research in the park and will be available to share information about their scientific discoveries and answer questions during the unveiling event.

From Wednesday, October 13 to Sunday, October 17 the public is invited to view the fossilized foot prints at Colorado National Monument's Visitor Center, from 9 am - 5 pm. 
To learn more about visiting Colorado National Monument, visit the park’s website at www.nps.gov/colm or call 970-858-3617, 360. 


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