Recent Paleontological Research
Even though excavations within the Carnegie Quarry have stopped, research continues in other parts of the monument and in other rock layers besides the dinosaur-rich Morrison Formation.
Paleontologists have not only found fossils in the Jurassic Morrison Formation, but they have also discovered fossils and abundant evidence for other life forms in the Glen Canyon (Nugget) Formation. Find out what kinds of cool critters lived in this ancient desert environment.
Work in Progress
Paleontology research continues at Dinosaur National Monument. We continue to make new discoveries and learn new things about life in the past. Monument staff will continue to expand this section of the website to share the great diversity of paleontological subjects found in the monument. Check back often!
Did You Know?
Dinosaurs became extinct 65 million years ago, but lizards are still a common sight at Dinosaur National Monument. The small, inquisitive reptiles have endured on Earth for more than 300 million years, far outlasting their giant cousins.