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Denver Museum unveils Triceratops fossil

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Construction workers in Thornton found a dinosaur skeleton on a costruction site. Construction workers in Thornton found a dinosaur skeleton on a costruction site.

THORNTON - Construction site crews dug up the fossil of a triceratops in Thornton last week. The fossil was unveiled at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science Friday. 

Joe Sertich, curator of dinosaurs at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science told 9 News in Denver,  “this turns out to be one of the most complete skulls and we have more, we got the top of the neck all the way to the tip of the tail and we haven't found anything in-between yet but I think we're going to have it in the next couple of days.”

 “This is going to be one of the most complete dinosaurs anywhere in Colorado,” Sertich said. 

Many people stood outside the museum waiting for this historical event. Scientists believe what was found is more than 60 million years old, but there is more to be found.

“We're sitting on the last dinosaur's ecosystems including t-rex and triceratops and their found all over the Denver Metro area,” Sertich told 9 News Denver.

Scientists say it could take at least a year to clean the bone, then it will be ready for display. 

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