Question: Where is the best place to find dinosaur fossils?

Where are the most dinosaur fossils found?

Where have the most Dinosaur fossils been found? Dinosaur fossils have been found on every continent of Earth, including Antarctica but most of the dinosaur fossils and the greatest variety of species have been found high in the deserts and badlands of North America, China and Argentina.

What is the best state to find dinosaur fossils?

South Dakota. South Dakotas Black Hills are home to the most dinosaur fossils in the state.

Where can I find dinosaur fossils?

Paleontologists look for fossils in sedimentary rocks that were deposited on the continents, primarily by rivers and streams, or in lakes into which the streams emptied. Occasionally, dinosaur fossils are also found in sedimentary rocks representing ancient, desert sand dunes.

Where is the worlds richest area of dinosaur fossils?

Dinosaur Provincial Park Covering 80 square kilometres, including 27 kms along the Red Deer River, Dinosaur Provincial Park is recognized as the richest dinosaur fossil site in the world.

What states have dinosaur fossils been found?

Of the New England states, Massachusetts and Connecticut are the only states where dinosaur fossils have been found.

In the U.S., fossil bones found on federal land are public property and can be collected only by researchers with permits. However, fossils discovered on U.S. private land can be bought and sold, and Stan isnt the only U.S. dinosaur fossil recently on the auction block.

Who is the richest dinosaur?

A fossilized Tyrannosaurus rex sold at auction for $31.85 million, becoming the most expensive dinosaur fossil ever sold. The dinosaur was nicknamed Stan for the amateur paleontologist Stan Sacrison, who found it in 1987. Stan is one of only about 50 T. rex fossils ever discovered.

Why are there no dinosaur fossils in Florida?

They are out of luck. No bones about it. Florida is one of the few dino-less states in the union because it was under water during the time dinosaurs ruled the earth. They werent here and they never will be here, says Gary Morgan, a paleontologist with the Florida Natural History Museum in Gainesville.

How much does at Rex fossil cost?

Key Facts. The original estimate for the T. Rex skeleton, nicknamed Stan, was $8 million, but during a 20-minute bidding war during auction house Christies 20th Century Evening Sale, the price soared to $31,847,500, nearly four times the original estimate.

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