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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
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Sent: Thursday, May 14, 1998 10:53 PM
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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
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Sent: Thursday, May 14, 1998 6:35 PM
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.
Education Associate, Virginia Living Museum
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