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#Paleontology in #Montana | C-SPAN.org @CSPANCities @MORPaleo | #video

A 15:36 video from the Museum of the Rockies, in Bozeman MT, features many paleontological discoveries made in Montana. Amy Atwater @AmyLynnAtwater, Paleontology Collections manager - Registrar, shows some of the fossil discoveries on display including Montana's T. rex (MOR 980).

To date a #dinosaur |@KnowableMag @LauraPoppick | #Morrison #paleontology

An article on the work by Stegosurus expert Dr. Susan Maidment (@Teetisaurus) on her Morrison Formation work.

Mission #Jurassic: Searching for #dinosaur bones | @BBCAmos @BBCWorld | #jurassicmission #paleontology

A long read BBC article that describes the biggest dinoasaur exploration and excavation, in decades, in the Bighorn Basin of Wyoming by The Natural History Museum of London (@NHM_London) paleontologists led by @DrPhilManning along with The Children's Museum of Indianapolis (@TCMIndy. The article includes video clips, paleoart, mutlimedia graphics and focuses on both the Morrison and Sundance Formations and their paleoenvironments.

The #Jurassic's Big 5 | Scientific American Blog Network | @sciam | #MorrisonFm #ecology

Brian Switek (@Laelaps) provides a snaphot view of the Morrison Formation's inbatitants and ecologies based on the space and time study of 291 fossil localities by John Whitlock, Kelli Trujillo, and Gina Hanik.

View of Major bonebeds in mudrocks of the Morrison Formation (Upper Jurassic), northern Colorado Plateau of Utah and Colorado

View the pdf file of the field guide for: Cleveland-Lloyd Quarry, Fruita Paleontological Area, Riggs Hill, and the Mygatt-Moore Quarry

Major bonebeds in mudrocks of the Morrison Formation (Upper Jurassic), northern Colorado Plateau of Utah and Colorado | Geology of the Intermountain West

Download PDF field guide by John Foster et. al. The Morrison Formation contains a number of large quarries that have yielded dinosaurs and other vertebrates, and many of these occur in sandstone beds representing ancient river channels. However, a number of very productive sites occur in mudstone beds representing other environments such as ephemeral ponds, and some of these yield both large dinosaurs and microvertebrates; these localities in mudstone beds represent different taphonomic modes of preservation and often preserve vertebrate taxa in different relative abundances from the channel sandstone sites. Among these important and very productive mudstone localities are the Cleveland-Lloyd Quarry, the Mygatt-Moore Quarry, and the microvertebrate sites of the Fruita Paleontological Area, and each of these preserves distinct vertebrate paleofaunas, different from sandstone sites and from each other, suggesting that mudstone localities had a very different mode of sampling the local biotas than did sites in sandstone.

Making B-Movie Magic on a Dinosaur Dig | @NatGeo PROOF | #dinosaur #toy #photos

A “Land of the Lost” meets modern Montana. Kim Hubbard makes tintype photographs of toy Jurassic dinosaurs at a Livingston, MT dig site in the Morrison Fm.