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MORRISON FORMATION RESEARCH INSTITUTE ONLINE
The Morrison Formation Research Institute has an online web
site which describes the study of its named rock formation.
The Morrison Formation is one of the most important
windows earth scientists have onto the world of the dinosaurs
and the terrestrial ecosystem they lived in. It has an areal
extent of some 700,000 square miles, but much of that is
buried beneath other rock layers. It is world renowned for
rich concentrations of dinosaur fossils, with over 100
dinosaur quarries identified to date and new localities
continuing to be discovered. In addition, the formation also
contains fossil of the diverse plant and animal communities
that were contemporaries of the dinosaurs.
Go to http://yuma.colostate.edu/~cwis70/morrison.html to
find out more about this Jurassic rock unit.