Left unrecorded by pioneering paleontologist, site of first-ever dinosaur find in US rediscovered
A husband-wife team from a Minnesota college believes it has pinpointed the exact site in Montana’s Missouri River Breaks where the first dinosaur bones to be documented in North America were discovered more than 150 years ago.
In 1855, Ferdinand Hayden, a naturalist, collected dinosaur fossils of meat-eating and plant-eating dinosaurs in addition to crocodiles and turtles on the Missouri River north of Winifred — but he never recorded the exact location of the historic find.
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