Ceratosaurus Fossils

 
 
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Ceratosaurus Fossils

Cleveland Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry:
Cleveland Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry, Utah, USA

Dry Mesa Dinosaur Quarry:
Dry Mesa Dinosaur Quarry, Colorado, USA
Ceratosaurus is principally known from fossils from two sources:
  1. The Cleveland Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry in central Utah (believed to be a Jurassic predator trap - which contains the densest concentration of Jurassic dinosaur fossils yet found - many thousands, including many thousands that are yet to be studied).

  2. The Dry Mesa Dinosaur Quarry in southwestern Colorado.
Both the Cleveland Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry and the Dry Mesa Dinosaur Quarry are parts of the Morrison Formation, a sequence of late Jurassic sedimentary rock that is centered on Wyoming and Colorado, but which extends over much of the western United States.

Additionally, Ceratosaurus fossils have been found in the Fruita Paleontontological Area (outside Fruita, Colorado), and in Portugal, although some scientists dispute whether one or both of these finds are Ceratosaurus.

Cast of fossil Ceratosaurus nasicornis skull in American Museum of Natural History:
Cast of fossil Ceratosaurus nasicornis skull in American Museum of Natural History



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