Mathew WedelThe Morrison Formation of the American West is famous for Late Jurassic dinosaurs like Allosaurus, Stegosaurus, Apatosaurus, and Brachiosaurus. Most of the famous Late Jurassic localities in the West are from the upper part of the Morrison Formation, particularly the Brushy Basin Member. We have fewer fossils from the lower parts of the Morrison, which could give us insights into the origin of Morrison ecosystems. New fossil discoveries in the Salt Wash Member of the Morrison reveal a surprising diversity of dinosaurs, particularly long-necked sauropods. Together with new finds from other parts of the world, these fossils suggest that dinosaurs were highly diverse earlier than we suspected
This project is partially funded by Canyonlands Natural History Association.

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