• Camarasus skull in the cliff face, rafters on the Green River, McKee Springs petroglyphs

    Dinosaur

    National Monument CO,UT

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.

 
Ancient Desert

Desert landscape today.

Hunting Dinosaurs in an Ancient Desert: The Glen Canyon Project

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.








 
Abydosaurus

Illustration of Abydosaurus

Copyright 2010, Michael W. Skrepnick

New Dinosaur Rears Its Head in the Park

Even today Dinosaur National Monument is an area of ongoing paleontological field work and discovery. Paleontologists continue to find completely new animals. Learn about a recently discovered dinosaur in the monument.








 

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?

Picture of lizard resting on a rock.

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.