Best Locations To Search For Dinosaurs

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If the latest paleontological discovery of T-rex’s older cousin caught your attention, here is some precious information. If you are late with the news, you should know that last week, in Canada, a farmer found the remains of a dinosaur now named the Reaper of Death.

Thanatotheristes Degrootorum by its formal name. It lived in the northern plains of America 80 million years ago. That’s older than the famous T-rex, the one that got the main role in Jurassic Park and won 3 Oscars.

An Oscar is hard to get. But maybe you want to end up on Wikipedia as the lucky civilian that dug up a brand-new species of dinosaurs. Or, maybe, you want to plan a tour following the sites where dinosaurs are still buried. Or you are simply curious about the places on Earth where dinosaurs lived, the information below might help.

Best Locations To Search For Dinosaurs

In the United States, of course. If you want to keep your hands clean, you can just visit the bones that others dug at the Two Medicine Dinosaur Center in Bynum, Montana. Or at the Wyoming Dinosaur Center in Thermopolis, Wyoming. It’s good to know, that if you change your mind, they will give you a shovel. The Paleo Adventures, in the Hell Creek Formation, in South Dakota’s Black Hills, or the North Dakota Geological Survey are also options for digging.

In Canada, Canada’s Dinosaur Provincial Park in Alberta gathered all the species in one spot. If you feel like going to Asia, then Mongolia is one of the best shots. The Gobi Desert is the largest fossil reservoir in the world. Especially near Bayanzag’s Flaming Cliffs. Just pay attention, you might get confused and mistake the bones for rocks. That’s how many they are.

China is too vast to not be on this list. The Park of the Cretaceous period in Western Liaoning district, Nanyang City in southwest Henan Province, Zigong, Lufeng in Yunan Province, and Inner Mongolia (aka “Dinosaur Town”). There are a lot of boney wonders hiding in China.

If the Chinese traditions are too much for you, you might try the ones in Russia. At Bolshoy Ilek near the Chulym River in central Russia, you might find not just dinosaurs but also woolly mammoths and woolly rhinos. Other sites in Siberia are near Mamontovoye and Berelekh.
If you want to mix tango with dinosaurs digging, Argentina is your answer. The southern El Calafate area. So, there you go! Have a nice journey!

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