DINOSAURS: A fossilized skeleton of a dinosaur that lived more than 2 million years ago has been found in Utah.
The fossil was discovered in the Great Salt Lake National Park, which sits about 30 miles south of Salt Lake City.
The skeleton was found in an area known as the “saddle pile” or saddle pile bed, which is made of rock deposited by a large dinosaur that walked around and ate small creatures like frogs, slugs and snails.
The saddle pile beds in Utah have been around since at least the late Pleistocene, and the saddle pile fossils were discovered about 15 million years earlier.
It is estimated that the saddle piles in Utah were deposited by the Tyrannosaurus rex, which lived between 165 million and 210 million years old.
The dinosaur was about 3 feet (1 meter) tall and weighed about 3 tons.
The saddle pile is located in an old quarry called “The Big Salt,” which is about 45 miles (65 kilometers) southeast of Salt City.
According to the park, the fossil was unearthed during a routine excavation in 2015.
The new fossil was named “Pterodactylus bicornis” after the Roman god of the sun, who was a patron of the animal.
The fossil was found inside a large bone of a horse, a cow and a dog.
The Saddle Pile Bed is located on the Utah side of the Great Basin.
This fossilized dinosaur skeleton was discovered during an excavation in the saddle of a mountain in the Saddle Basin in the Utah Desert.
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