Dinosaur fossils removed from Bisti Wilderness

October 2015

In 2011 , paleontologists at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science discovered skeletal remains of a baby Pentaceratops while hiking through the badlands of the Bisti, which is located northwest of Cuba. After years of hard work to get the fossil out, it was finally removed and airlifted this month to a cargo truck, and brought it to Albuquerque to be studied. According to scientists, Pentaceratops have five horns and lived about 70 million years ago. The Pentaceratops is one of several dinosaur species whose fossils have been found in the San Juan Basin of New Mexico. Can you imagine what your neighborhood looked like back then?

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