An excavation revealed at least four sauropods, which are long-necked, long-tailed plant-eating dinosaurs, and two carnivorous ones, according to the bureau. It may have also uncovered an herbivorous stegosaurus.
Animal burrows and petrified tree trunks 6 feet in diameter were found nearby. The site doesn’t contain any new species but offers scientists the chance to learn more about the ecology of that time, said Scott Foss, a BLM paleontologist.
This sounds incredibly cool, and makes me wish (as I have about once every five years since I was a kid) that I could be a palaeontologist.
I also really wonder what brought all those creatures together, or if the site was just a particularly fortunate burial ground for a few hundred or few thousand years. Definitely something to follow…