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Re: Indiana bones



Jonathon Woolf wrote:

>So far as I know, no dinosaur bones have ever been found in Indiana.  The
>reason is pretty simple: dinosaurs are Mesozoic animals, and there are no
>Mesozoic strata in Indiana, or anywhere in the entire Old Northwest
>(Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota).

Minor correction about states of the "Old Northwest". There are Mesozoic
rocks in both Illinois and Kentucky. And in the equivalent sediments just
across the Mississippi in Missouri, hadrosaur remains have been found. We
expect remains to some day surface in Illinois and or Kentucky.

Russ Jacobson

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