• Wind Cave National Park - Two Worlds

    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Centennial Paleontology Site - Fossils Revealed

Notice the Pi Shape the Teeth Have

Notice the Pi Shape the Teeth Have

Routine Investigation Reveals Fossils

In July 2003, paleontologists were on a routine investigation of fossil sites in the park when something caught their attention. It was a very large set of fossil teeth. Careful study revealed that these were the teeth of an ancient hornless rhinoceros - Subhyracodon occidentalis.

Learn more about the Centennial Discovery

 
Paleontologist Greg McDonald

Paleontologist Greg McDonald
Click Picture for Dr. McDonald's Introduction - Real Media File 857 k

NPS Photo by Tom Farrell

Did You Know?

boxwork

Wind Cave is one of the longest caves in the world and has an amazing amount of a rare cave formation called boxwork. More...