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Interpreted Paleontological Sites on Public Lands
Interpreted paleontological sites on public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management can be found in several states. No fossil collecting is allowed in these special areas so that all visitors may enjoy seeing the fossils.

Paleontology Loan Kits
The Bureau of Land Management offers paleontology kits to teachers in Colorado and Wyoming on a loan basis. For further information, teachers should contact the nearest BLM office (listed under U.S. Government in the telephone directory).

Limb bones of unidentified dinosaur from New Mexico

Limb bones from unidentified dinosaur from New Mexico
Keith Rigby, Jr., BLM

Alexander, J.P. (1992, September). Alas, poor Notharctus: An ancient lemuroid skull tells of life--and sudden death--in Wyoming's forests. Natural History.

Carpenter, K. (1996). The Dinosaurs of Marsh and Cope: The Jurassic Dinosaurs of Garden Park, CO. Canon City, CO: Garden Park Paleontology Society.

Dougal, D., et al. (1992). MacMillan Illustrated Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs. New York: MacMillan.

Eldridge, N. (1987). Life Pulse: Episodes from the Story of the Fossil Record. New York: Facts on File.

Eldridge, N. (1991). Fossils: The Evolution and Extinction of Species. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

Halstead, L.B. (1982). Search for the Past. New York: Doubleday.

Leite, M.B., and Breithaupt, B.H. (1995). Teaching Paleontology in the National Parks and Monuments and Public Lands (A Curriculum Guide for Teachers of the Second and Third Grade Levels). Kemmerer, WY: National Park Service, Fossil Butte National Monument.

Lindsay, W. (1991). The Great Dinosaur Atlas. London: Dorling Kindersley.

Lucas, S. (1994). Dinosaurs. Dubuque, IA: William C. Brown Publishers.

Midgley, R., and the editors of the Diagram Group. (1983). A Field Guide to Dinosaurs. New York: Avon.

Munsart, C.A. (1993). Investigating Science with Dinosaurs. Englewood, CO: Teacher Ideas Press.

Norman, D. (1991). Dinosaur! New York: Prentice Hall.

Paul, G.S. (1988). Predatory Dinosaurs of the World. New York: Simon & Schuster.

Preston, D. (1986). Dinosaurs in the Attic: An Excursion into the American Museum of Natural History. New York: St. Martin's.

Raup, D.M. (1986). The Nemesis Affair: A Story of the Death of Dinosaurs and the Ways of Science. New York: W.W. Norton.

Schuchert, C., and LeVene, C.M. (1940). O.C. Marsh: Pioneer in Paleontology. New Haven: Yale University Press.

Simpson, G.G. (1983). Fossils and the History of Life. New York: Scientific American Books.

Stokes, W.L. (1985). The Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry: Window to the Past. Government Printing Office.

Weishampel, D.B., Dodson, P., and Osmolska, H. (Eds.). (1990). The Dinosauria. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.


The authors would like to thank the following people and organizations for their assistance: Lewis Jacobs, professor of geological sciences and director of the Shuler Museum of Paleontology, Southern Methodist University, and president of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology; Ron Litwin, U.S. Geological Survey; Judy Scotchmoor, Museum of Paleontology, University of California, Berkeley; Jere H. Lipps, Museum of Paleontology, University of California, Berkeley; Keith Rigby, Jr., University of Notre Dame ; Judy Prosser-Armstrong, Research Center and Special Library, Museum of Western Colorado; Clifford Nelson, U.S. Geological Survey; A.R. Palmer, Institute for Cambrian Studies; Brent Breithaupt, Geological Museum--University of Wyoming; Donna Engard and Pat Monaco, Garden Park Paleontology Society; Richard Stucky, Denver Museum of Natural History; and Jan Thompson, Smithsonian Institution.

From the Bureau of Land Management:
Robert King, Celia Boddington, Laurie Bryant, Rick Deery, Roger Haskins, and John Bebout.

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