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Re: Missing triceratops?
On Wed, 26 Jan 2000 18:54:31 -0700 (MST) Diane Smith
> I'm wondering if anyone can help me with this question.
> I have seen photographs of a triceratops skull being excavated on a
> ranch in Sumatra, Montana, circa 1960, but have been unable to locate
> skull. I've tried all the usual suspects (Museum of the Rockies, the
> Natural History Museum in L.A. which collected in that part of the
> then, etc.), but have been unable to find any one who knows of the fate
> this particular specimen. If anyone has ideas where I might look or
> leads I would be most grateful. I'm assuming at this point it must be
> the hands of a private collector? Thanks in advance for any assistance
> you might be able to provide. Diane Smith
I'm not completely sure, but I think the skull you're referring to
belongs to the Science Museum of Minnesota's *Triceratops* mount.
According to Dodson's *The Horned Dinosaurs*, this skull belonged to one
of two partial skeletons collected by Bruce Erickson and the SMM in the
Hell Creek Formation of Garfield County, Montana, between 1960 and 1964.
This skull is 2.2 meters in length, 1.3 meters from the beak to the
occipital condyle. You can see this skull at the SMM's new location,
mounted on the composite skeleton.-*Thescelosaurus*
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