PREVIOUSLY, ON BATTLESTAR GALACTICA:-Grace Albers and I are taking a trip down to Dinosaur National Monument in Utah and Colorado.
-We checked out some cool petroglyphs and then camped the night.
-We arrived at the quarry and checked out all of the awesome bones on the quarry face.
In the last post, we looked at a bunch of pictures that we took from the second floor viewing platform of the quarry face. In this post, we have traveled below the viewing platform to the first floor to check out some of the awesome fossils that they had below! Below is a diagram of the quarry wall that shows where the original discovery of the site was made!skull of a species of Allosaurus called Allosaurus jimmadseni! I believe that this species has not been officially described, but to be honest, the genus Allosaurus is a bit of a mess, so I'm not really sure what exactly is going on!
Camarasaurus is apparently the most complete sauropod skeleton ever found!
One of the signs at the quarry said that a new species of sauropod, called Abydosaurus, has been discovered in the monument in a different geologic formation called the Cedar Mountain Formation!Apatosaurus louisae.
tooth on the left and several Diplodocus teeth on the right!
tail spikes of Stegosaurus!
plates of Stegosaurus!
baby Stegosaurus bones discovered in the quarry!
lizard legs and feet.
crocodilian called Hoplosuchus.
salamander called Iridotriton!
fish called Ceratodus!
The fossilized jaw bone of the same extinct crocodile, Goniopholis!petroglyphs and the Harper's Corner Drive!