Construction workers find dinosaur fossils in Denver suburb
Construction workers have unearthed fossils in a Denver suburb that experts say could be from a rare horned dinosaur.
The Denver Museum of Nature and Science said that it is exploring the construction site near a retirement community in Highlands Ranch where a dinosaur’s lower leg bone and several ribs were found.
Toth says the fossils seem to be intact, so crews are hoping to uncover the entire dinosaur.
The fossils are embedded in a 66- to 68-million-year-old rock layer.
Toth says fossils in the Denver formation are from dinosaurs that were among the last “walking around before the big extinction.”