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RE: Dinosaur trivia question

My apologies; I believe the complete copy I was trying to send did not get 
sent. I'll try one more time, then anyone interested in the list will have 
to contact me.
Ellen Sue Blakey
The Wyoming Dinosaur Center

-----Original Message-----
From:   Sue Blakey [SMTP:ellensb@trib.com]
Sent:   Thursday, May 14, 1998 10:53 PM
To:     'jamolnar@juno.com'; dinosaur@usc.edu
Subject:        RE: Dinosaur trivia question

If by Montana you mean Montana, including Montana Territory (which once 
included Wyoming), then you're probably right with Montana. If you mean 
Montana (as in current state) vs. its neighbor Wyoming. I'd make a strong 
case for Wyoming. I'm attaching Wyoming's list, which in case you can't 
read it or something happens, comes up to about 50 species. I'd be curious 
what Montana's list looks like.
This information was just put together and will be used (in nicer format) 
as a museum display next to a map and a listing of all state dinosaurs and 
Over 50 different species of dinosaurs have been found in Wyoming. Many 
were found here first.
In 1855, the first discoveries in what was then the Montana territories 
were made by the first surveys of the area (Hayden surveys). Othniel 
Charles Marsh sent workers to Como Bluff to investigate stories about 
unusual bones in 1877. Bones of Allosaurus, Stegosaurus, Apatosaurus and 
Nanosaurus were found, and Wyoming became a hotbed of dinosaur activity.
* First found in Wyoming
Meat-eating Dinosaurs (Carnivorous): Coelophysis - Allosaurus* - 
Albertosaurus - Ceratosaurus - Deinonychus? - Coelurus - Ornithomimus - 
Compsognathus - Troodon - Ornitholestes - Tyrannosaurus* - Torvosaurus - 

Plant-eating Dinosaurs (Herbivorous): Apatosaurus* (Brontosaurus) - 
Agathaumas (Triceratops) - Barosaur - Anchiceratops - Camarasaurus - 
Ankylosaurus - Camptosaurus - Brachiosaurus - Diplodocus* - Diceratops* - 
Dirachodon* - Dyslocosaurus*  - Drinker nisti* (ornithischia) - 
Edmontosaurus - Dryosaurus - Hadrosaur - Haplocanthosaurus - Lambeosaurus - 
Laosaurus* - Leptoceratops - Ornithischian - Maiasaura - Othnielia - 
Nodosaurus (Stego-pelta, Ankylosaur) - Sauropod (unidentified) - Orodromeus 
- Stegosaurus* - Pachycephalosaurus - Titanosaur - Protoceratops - 
 Saurolophus - Sauropelta - Tenontosaurus - Thescelosaurus - Torosaurus - 
Trachodon* (Anatosaurus) - Triceratops* -

Trace  Fossils: Tracks - Gastroliths - Skin impressions

Ellen Sue Blakey, Education Director
The Wyoming Dinosaur Center

-----Original Message-----
From:   jamolnar@juno.com [SMTP:jamolnar@juno.com]
Sent:   Thursday, May 14, 1998 6:35 PM
To:     dinosaur@usc.edu
Subject:        Dinosaur trivia question

In training volunteers for our dinosaur exhibit this summer, I got an
interesting question -- which state has the most dinosaur fossils found
so far?  Not necessarily individual specimens (that may be too hard to
tally anyway), but number of genera?

I wonder if it is even possible to determine this with any real degree of
accuracy, but the volunteer said it would be a great tidbit for a state
to use as a tourist draw.

Anybody know the answer?  I told him I'd post it here for all you
compilers to chew on.  My best guess is Montana.

Reply on or off list, as pertinent.

Judy Molnar
Education Associate, Virginia Living Museum
All questions are valid; all answers are tentative.

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