Field season 2010 saw some spectacular paleontology finds on Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Scientists here have collected North America’s oldest Tyrannosaur, and uncovered the most complete skull of a Parasaurolophus found on the Monument.
They’ve also found what they think might be the youngest-ever Plesiosaur to be pulled from the Monument’s crumbly layer of Tropic Shale. Monument Paleontologist Alan Titus led a team out to the site in late summer to prepare the 92-million-year-old Plesiosaur fossil for the laboratory. Here’s what they got up to:
Thanks for watching, listening and reading in 2010. Happy New Year!