Four mammal skulls collected from Corral Bluffs, Colorado. They have big names! From left: Loxolophus, Carsioptychus, Taeniolabis, Eoconodon. (AP)
These plant fossils helped determine how and when Earth’s forest rebounded after the mass extinction event. (AP)
The Corral Bluffs, Colorado, area has about 300 vertical feet of rock and preserves evidence of dinosaurs in its hard yellow sandstone and mudstones. (AP)
A close-up of a fern fossil (AP)
These are some of the mammal skull fossils retrieved from Corral Bluffs. (AP)
Fossils once held parts of a dead plant or animal in them.
Scientists thought there were no fossils at Corral Bluffs. They were wrong!
They dug up hundreds! What had happened to these plants and animals?