New Mexico Museum Unveiling Rare Fossil Find
A northern New Mexico museum has a very big find they are unveiling soon and it’s very exciting for paleontology everywhere.
The first skull ever to be discovered of a baby plant-eating dinosaur that lived some 70 million years ago is being unveiled by the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science.
The rare Pentaceratops fossil was airlifted out of a secluded desert location in northern New Mexico last week by National Guard Blackhawk helicopters. It was then trucked to the museum along with the skull of an adult Pentaceratops.
A public viewing is scheduled Thursday evening at the museum in Albuquerque. The discovery was made in 2011 in the Bisti Wilderness. It took four years to plan correctly and cautiously to remove the fossil.