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Megalocoelacanthus dobiei

pronounced (mega-low-see-lo-can-thus doe-bee-eye) Discovery Location:  Lane County, Kansas Discovered by:  Glenn Rockers Diet:  Carnivore Period:  Late Cretaceous Age:  85 million years old Formation:  Niobrara Chalk Length:  12 ft Location of Original Specimen:  American Museum of Natural History, New York City, New York Coelacanths are commonly referred to as “living fossils”, thought to have gone extinct […]

Top Fossil Find of 2010…

…from the Pikes Peak Courier View “Wired Science has posted their top fossil finds of 2010 and a Triebold Paleontology, Inc. discovery is right at the top of the list. Bonnerichthys gladius was one of the forgotten fossil specimens “discovered” this year thanks to Dinosaur Resource Center curator and TPI paleontologist Anthony Maltese. This giant […]

Xiphactinus audax

Pronounced (ZIE-FAK-TIN-US AW-DAX) Discovered By: Mike Everhart, 1996 Discovery Location: Lane County, Kansas Location of Original Specimen: North American Museum of Ancient Life, Lehi, Utah Diet: Meat Eater (Carnivore) Period: Late Cretaceous Age: 83 million years Formation: Niobrara Chalk Length: 17 ft This 17 foot long Xiphactinus is one of the largest specimens ever found, […]

Pachyrhizodus caninus

Pronounced (PAK-EE-RIZE-OH-DUS KAY-NIE-NUS) Discovered By: Mike Triebold, 1993 Discovery Location: Lane County, Kansas Location of Original Specimen: North American Museum of Ancient Life, Lehi, Utah Diet: Meat Eater (Carnivore) Period: Late Cretaceous Age: 84 million years Formation: Niobrara Chalk Length: 6 ft A rarely preserved giant predatory fish from North America’s Late Cretaceous inland sea. […]

Ichthyodectes

Pronounced (ICH-THE-O-DEK-TEES) Discovery Location: Western Kansas Location of Original Specimen: Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center in Woodland Park, CO Diet: Smaller Fish (Carnivore) Period: Late Cretaceous Age: 83 million years Formation: Niobrara Length: 6 ft Ichthyodectes was a large fish that swam in the Western Interior Seaway during the late Cretaceous Period. It looked much […]

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