A visit to the new Museum in Vernal, Utah

Architeuthoceras

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The Utah Friends of Paleontology had their annual convention in Vernal over this last weekend. The state of Utah just built a new museum to show off some of the fossils from Dinosaur National Monument and surrounding areas. We got a tour of the museum, and I thought I would share some pics of the Cephs they have. (I have uploaded 2 into the cuttlefish gallery, I hope someone can tell me how to move them over into the fossil gallery :oops: )



The small vert, in the string of Pliosaur verts, was found by me about 10 years ago, thats' why it dont fit so well.
 

spartacus

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Yo Kevin, you guys are spoiled rotten :mrgreen: all we've got in Thetford is a steam engine in a shed next to a burnt out supermarket !

I feel a bit stupid because as the page was loading I thought the pliosaur vertebrae display was a cake, but the small one on the left is way sexy.

I'd like all the children who read this topic to take a good look at Kevin's "Pancake" picture & tell me what the 2 ol' timers are doing wrong ?

answers on a postcard to "A big slab of rock squashed my grandad" competion c/o Tonmo.com. The winner will receive something expensive from Tony.
 

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I just found that one (1) cervical vertebra :( . The others were found together (not articulated), I found mine a few miles away. There are quite a few scattered bones found in the Stump Formation, Pliosaurs and Icthyosaurs, but I don't think there has ever been a complete skeleton found, at least not that I know of.
 

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Phil, isn't he soooooooooooooooooooo modest :roll:
I thought I'd found a lump of marine reptile myself from the upper greensand (Monmouth beach strangely enough) but everyone I asked said it was a sponge - dull :(
so Kevin you should be well chuffed :notworth:
To anyone who passes thro' chez Spartacus who doesn't know a pair of plyers from a pliosaur, I lie & tell 'em it's reptilian as it carries more kudos.
(I don't do shame) :twisted:

talking of ichthyosaurs as we were, have you seen the monster ich from Cacananadada ? British Columbia I believe, I realise it's not exactly hot off the press but I caught it on Nat Geog on Sunday. Betsy Nicholls the Royal Tyrrell Museum & her 23metre, 80 tonne Triassic behemoth ! :shock:
 

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