Paleontology

Paleontology is concerned with fossil animals and plants.

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Paleontology
What do you get when you combine a mega-blockbuster science fiction movie and the scientific proof to back it up? You find out that reality is more shocking than fiction. Utahraptor is the largest of all raptor dinosaurs.
Utahraptor

Utahraptor

What do you get when you combine a mega-blockbuster science fiction movie and the scientific proof to back it up? You find out that reality is more shocking than fiction. Utahraptor is the largest of all raptor dinosaurs.

Paleontology
Prehistoric Museum
The skeleton of Allosaurus, nicknamed 'Al', went on display in June 1963 and was the Museum’s first dinosaur skeleton. It was remounted into a new pose in 2013. The skeleton is 28 feet long and 6½ feet tall at the hips.
Allosaurus

Allosaurus

The skeleton of Allosaurus, nicknamed 'Al', went on display in June 1963 and was the Museum’s first dinosaur skeleton. It was remounted into a new pose in 2013. The skeleton is 28 feet long and 6½ feet tall at the hips.

Prehistoric Museum
Paleontology
The Prehistoric Museum is home to three mounted armor-plated ankylosaurs skeletons: Gastonia burgei, Animantarx ramaljonesi, and Peloroplites cedromontanus. These skeletons were collected within 150 miles of the museum.
Animantarx

Animantarx

The Prehistoric Museum is home to three mounted armor-plated ankylosaurs skeletons: Gastonia burgei, Animantarx ramaljonesi, and Peloroplites cedromontanus. These skeletons were collected within 150 miles of the museum.

Paleontology
Prehistoric Museum
Camarasaurus is a sauropod or long-necked dinosaur. Its teeth show that it was an herbivore, or plant-eater. Our Camarasaurus specimen has a scapula or shoulder blade that is 3 1/2 feet long, it could have weighed over 20 tons.
Camarasaurus

Camarasaurus

Camarasaurus is a sauropod or long-necked dinosaur. Its teeth show that it was an herbivore, or plant-eater. Our Camarasaurus specimen has a scapula or shoulder blade that is 3 1/2 feet long, it could have weighed over 20 tons.

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Paleontology
The USU Eastern Prehistoric Museum exhibit, is the first and only display of fossils from the Utah Cambrian Period 500 million years ago. You will be surprised to see these creatures look a lot like animals alive today.
Cambrian Period

Cambrian Period

The USU Eastern Prehistoric Museum exhibit, is the first and only display of fossils from the Utah Cambrian Period 500 million years ago. You will be surprised to see these creatures look a lot like animals alive today.

Paleontology
Prehistoric Museum
Our skeleton of Camptosaurus went on display at the museum around 1965 and was the Museum’s second dinosaur skeleton. Originally, it was mounted in the kangaroo pose on its hind legs and using its tail as a prop.
Camptosaurus

Camptosaurus

Our skeleton of Camptosaurus went on display at the museum around 1965 and was the Museum’s second dinosaur skeleton. Originally, it was mounted in the kangaroo pose on its hind legs and using its tail as a prop.

Paleontology
Prehistoric Museum
The Cedar Mountain Formation is one of the last major dinosaur-bearing formations to be studied in the United States.
Cedar Mountain

Cedar Mountain

The Cedar Mountain Formation is one of the last major dinosaur-bearing formations to be studied in the United States.

Paleontology
Prehistoric Museum
Located about 29 miles (by road) south of the Museum, this internationally famous dinosaur quarry is known for the large numbers of the meat-eating dinosaur bones excavated there.
Cleveland-Lloyd Quarry

Cleveland-Lloyd Quarry

Located about 29 miles (by road) south of the Museum, this internationally famous dinosaur quarry is known for the large numbers of the meat-eating dinosaur bones excavated there.

Paleontology
Prehistoric Museum
When miners began removing coal from underground mines they began to uncover three- and four-toed dinosaur tracks that looked like the animal had been walking on the ceiling.
Coal Mines

Coal Mines

When miners began removing coal from underground mines they began to uncover three- and four-toed dinosaur tracks that looked like the animal had been walking on the ceiling.

Prehistoric Museum
Paleontology
The Cretaceous Sea, also known as the Cretaceous Interior Seaway, was a narrow, rather shallow sea that connected the modern Gulf of Mexico and modern Arctic Ocean.
Cretaceous Sea

Cretaceous Sea

The Cretaceous Sea, also known as the Cretaceous Interior Seaway, was a narrow, rather shallow sea that connected the modern Gulf of Mexico and modern Arctic Ocean.

Paleontology
Prehistoric Museum
The Prehistoric Museum is home to three mounted armor-plated ankylosaurs skeletons: Gastonia burgei, Animantarx ramaljonesi, and Peloroplites cedromontanus. These skeletons were collected within 150 miles of the museum.
Gastonia Burgei

Gastonia Burgei

The Prehistoric Museum is home to three mounted armor-plated ankylosaurs skeletons: Gastonia burgei, Animantarx ramaljonesi, and Peloroplites cedromontanus. These skeletons were collected within 150 miles of the museum.

Paleontology
Prehistoric Museum
A Geological Time Scale is a system of chronologic measurement relating to stratigraphy to time that is used by scientists.
Geologic Time Scale

Geologic Time Scale

A Geological Time Scale is a system of chronologic measurement relating to stratigraphy to time that is used by scientists.

archaeology
Prehistoric Museum
Paleontology
This magnificent animal was discovered in 1988 in the Manti La-Sal National Forest, and is a hairless Columbian Mammoth. The big bull was approximately 15 feet tall and looked a lot like a modern elephant.
Huntington Mammoth

Huntington Mammoth

This magnificent animal was discovered in 1988 in the Manti La-Sal National Forest, and is a hairless Columbian Mammoth. The big bull was approximately 15 feet tall and looked a lot like a modern elephant.

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Paleontology
Peloroplites belongs to a specific subgroup of ankylosaurs called nodosaurids. The four-legged, slow moving titan was discovered in the Cedar Mountain Formation south of Price, at the north end of the San Rafael Swell.
Peloroplites

Peloroplites

Peloroplites belongs to a specific subgroup of ankylosaurs called nodosaurids. The four-legged, slow moving titan was discovered in the Cedar Mountain Formation south of Price, at the north end of the San Rafael Swell.

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Paleontology
Prosaurolophus was a duckbilled dinosaur belonging to a group called hadrosaurs. Hadrosaurs were abundant in eastern Utah during the Cretaceous.
Prosaurolophus

Prosaurolophus

Prosaurolophus was a duckbilled dinosaur belonging to a group called hadrosaurs. Hadrosaurs were abundant in eastern Utah during the Cretaceous.

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Paleontology
Stegosaurus is a genus of armored dinosaur, with large bone plates along its neck, back and tail. It had a very small head and brain.Like most plant-eating dinosaurs, it had no teeth in the front of its mouth, but only a beak.
Stegosaurus

Stegosaurus

Stegosaurus is a genus of armored dinosaur, with large bone plates along its neck, back and tail. It had a very small head and brain.Like most plant-eating dinosaurs, it had no teeth in the front of its mouth, but only a beak.