A team of palaeontologists excavated four Dinosaur in northeastern Montana this summer. The palaeontologists are from the University of Washington and its Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture.
All fossils will be brought back to the Burke Museum where the public can watch palaeontologists remove the surrounding rock in the fossil preparation laboratory. The hip bones of an ostrich-sized theropod, the group of meat-eating, two-legged Dinosaur that includes Tyrannosaurus rex and raptors; the hips and legs of a duck-billed Dinosaur. A pelvis, toe claw and limbs from another theropod that could be a rare ostrich-mimic Anzu, or possibly a new species; and a Triceratops specimen consisting of its skull and other fossilized bones.
The team plans to finish excavation in the summer of 2022. Museum visitors can now see palaeontologists remove rock from the first of the four Dinosaur theropod hips in Burke’s palaeontology preparation laboratory. Additional fossils will be prepared in the upcoming weeks.