Fossils

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A group of fossils from four triceratops found in Wyoming could change what scientists know about the dinosaurs’ behavior.

Dakota Midday: Dakotadon Like Rhino Sized Horse With A Beak

Oct 15, 2015
Darrin Pagnac / SDSM&T

New research on a fossil discovered 40 years ago is adding to the understanding of a species of dinosaur that once roamed South Dakota.
 
The Dakotadon lakotaensis is a plant eating dinosaur that can be found in a layer of rock called the Lakota Formation.     If you live on the hogback ridge that circles the Black Hills, it’s likely you had them in your own yard between 110 and 130 million years ago. 

One of the most exciting dinosaur discoveries in recent years may not make it to a museum. The find of two dinosaur fossils "locked in mortal combat" will instead hit the auction block in New York, and the set is expected to bring in a $7 to $9 million haul - which would make it one of the most expensive dinosaur fossils ever. Dubbed the "Montana Dueling Dinosaurs," the fossils were found in 2006 by commercial prospectors on private land. According to The New York Times, dinosaur fossils discovered on private property in the U.S.

Dinosaur Discovery

Mar 6, 2013

Dr. Clint Boyd of the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and his team have discovered a new species of herbivorous dinosaur.  Last week, they published the first fossil evidence of prehistoric crocodyliforms feeding on small dinosaurs.  The evidence was found in what is now known as the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument in southern Utah and dates back to the late Cretaceous period.  Boyd talked about the find and research on Wednesday's Dakota Midday.

National Fossil Day in Hot Springs

Oct 17, 2012
Courtesy Mammoth Site

If you just can’t get enough of sciences that focus on the Earth, you’re in luck – because we’re right in the middle of Earth Science Week. The American Geosciences Institute organized the national and international science event to help the public gain a better understanding and appreciation for the Earth Sciences.

And if you like fossils, Wednesday you can hit the geology jackpot.

Fossils and Earth Sciences go together like the Mammoth Site and old bones. That’s why the Hot Springs paleontological site is hosting the 3rd Annual National Fossil Day.