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Marmarth Research Foundation: In the Hell Creek Formation of North Dakota

Marmarth Research Foundation

In the Hell Creek formation of North Dakota

Gilmoremys lancensis, 2003
Hell Creek Formation

Gilmoremys lancensis

Future Excavation Plans

In 2009 Tom Tucker plans to continue the excavation. Overburden will be removed and then the crew will carefully dig around the skeleton to determine how much of it is there and how much of it is articulated. Articulated Triceratops are rare and we are very excited about this locality.

Perilous Point

Perilous Point was discovered by Al Flemming, Debi Fleming, and Stephanie Maze-Hsu while taking a break from excavating at a neighboring site. They spotted some Triceratops lower jaw fragments. The team, led by Tom Tucker, went back to the locality and discovered that they had found a partially articulated Triceratops skeleton. In 2008 the team collected a complete lower jaw (dentary, angular, surangular, predentary, etc.), several Triceratops teeth, the syncervical, as well as several cervical ribs. They also uncovered an articulated by badly weathered skull, and several articulated dorsal vertebrae and ribs with the scapula still in place.