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

    Dinosaur

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Video-The Art of Dinosaur Reconstruction

In the summer of 2009, scientific illustrator Liz Bradford created an original painting showing Dinosaur National Monument as it might have looked 150 million years ago. The painting depicts the Morrison Ecosystem - the landscape and environment in which the dinosaurs lived - and several of the Jurassic era dinosaurs themselves, including Diplodocus, Camptosaurus, Stegosaurus, Camarasaurus, Dryosaurus, and Allosaurus.
 
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The painting, created by Liz as part of her internship at Dinosaur National Monument, will be displayed in the monument's new visitor center.

Did You Know?

Picture of anthropomorphic figure holding a circular shape pecked into a rock.

Do you know the difference between a petroglyph (pictured here) and a pictograph? Petroglyphs are images pecked into rock while pictographs are painted images. Dinosaur National Monument preserves both forms of Native American rock art.