CHEYENNE, Wyo. — For the first time in three decades, scientists are about to revisit one of North America's most remarkable troves of ancient fossils: the bones of tens of thousands of animals piled at least 30 feet deep at the bottom of a sinkhole-type cave.
This artist’s rendition shows an Oryctodromeus family. Oryctodromeus was the most common dinosaur in Idaho 98 million years ago based on the numerous bones from the Robison Bonebed.
This is a series of hip vertebrae from Oryctodromeus found at the Robison Bonebed.
These are the types of animals whose fossils were found at the Robison Bonebed. All except the fish-eating theropod and fish are to scale. The silhouette of a human paleontologist (center) indicates approximate scale.
Thanks to a road project in Idaho’s Caribou-Targhee National Forest last year, paleontologists discovered dump-truck loads of rare 98 million-year-old fossils — they just have to be chipped out piles of the harder-than-concrete rock.
CHEYENNE — A Colorado man must serve two years of supervised probation on a federal felony conviction of conspiring to smuggle fossils from China into the United States, a federal judge ordered Tuesday.
WASHINGTON — In a steamy tropical forest 46 million years ago, a prehistoric mosquito bit a critter, drew blood and was blown into a lake in what is now the northwestern state of Montana. Belly full, she died and sank.
Evan Saitta, a rising senior at Princeton who has been digging dinosaur fossils north of Billings for five years, made the history books Thursday.
NEW YORK — Two fossilized dinosaur skeletons found on a Montana ranch in 2006 are coming up for sale in New York City.
GILLETTE — When John Arnold approached the mouth of the Aholie mine 12 miles north of Midelt, Morocco, it was like he never left.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. - A dinosaur skull seized from a Wyoming home is related to an investigation into fossil smuggling from Mongolia, indicating that efforts to stem the illegal trade are making progress, an attorney said Monday.
A group of geologists and paleontologists convened at the Washakie Museum in Worland, Wyo., this summer to discuss their latest findings in the Bighorn Basin. These scientists periodically meet to share and compare new fossil discoveries. This gathering, like others in recent years, carried …
GREAT FALLS - The fossilized bones of a large marine predator called a plesiosaur that lived 75 million years ago have been found on public land near Roy in central Montana, according to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Two Kansas fossil hunters say they think they found something new while digging in Montana.
Tate Museum prep lab manager J.P. Cavigelli ties ropes around a hadrosaur fossil in order to lift and place it properly on a display board. Museum staff and volunteers are preparing the fossil embedded in rock for display this summer.
He was a one-time plumber who gained unexpected renown pursuing his lifelong avocation as a fossil hunter who discovered some of the world's most significant dinosaur fossils.
It may lessen tyrannosaurus rex’s box office cachet as a scary villain, but dinosaur expert Jack Horner said his research pegs T. rex as more like a hyena than a lion.
Dave Bradt wasn't able to tag the trophy he got while bowhunting for elk in the Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge in September. That's because he found the fossilized remains of an ancient sea creature, not the bull elk he was pursuing.
BOZEMAN — A Montana State University paleontologist who worked for nearly two decades on legislation to protect dinosaur fossils on federal land has received an international award for his work.
SALT LAKE CITY - Paleontologists say a prehistoric turtle uncovered in a remote area of southern Utah is just the second ever - and the first in the United States - found to still have a clutch of eggs inside.