Oct 13, 2010 10:02 AM by Associated Press

Colo. National Monument unveils fossil discoveries

The Colorado National Monument is revisiting the Jurassic Period.

The monument near Grand Junction in western Colorado is unveiling the discovery of three major fossilized dinosaur footprints Wednesday. Paleontologists who've done extensive research at the site will be on hand to discuss the finds.

The footprints from the Jurassic era include an intact 7-inch, three-toed dinosaur track, newly discovered lizard tracks and rare turtle tracks.

The fossils will be on view at the monument's visitor center through Sunday.

The monument is part of the greater Colorado Plateau and includes sheer red rock cliffs and canyons.


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