Dinosaur Discoveries in North America

Recent Discoveries in the United States

What are some notable dinosaur tracks in the United States?

Scientists seem to keep discovering dinosaur tracks in the United States. For example, Dinosaur State Park in Rocky Hill, Connecticut, is one of the largest dinosaur track sites in North America. Beneath the geodesic dome at the park is an exceptional display of Early Jurassic fossil tracks that were made 200 million years ago. In 1989, paleontologists found approximately 1,000 well-preserved dinosaur footprints in a quarry in Culpeper, Virginia, tracks that were dated from about 210 million years ago and represent carnivorous dinosaurs. One of the most detailed and lengthy set of dinosaur tracks was found at a place now called the Red Gulch Dinosaur Tracksite, located near Worland, Wyoming. A large number of fossil footprints—of both quadrupedal and bipedal dinosaurs thought to be around 167 million years old—were discovered on public lands at the site in an area once known to be part of the Sundance Sea. Even more recently, sauropod dinosaur tracks with impressive skin and foot-pad impressions were discovered in the Late Jurassic Morrison formation in Wyoming’ Bighorn Basin.


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