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The Grand Staircase-Escalante nationwide Monument in Utah is the site of 1 of the best-known terrestrial files for the past due Cretaceous. a massive attempt within the new century has documented over 2,000 new vertebrate fossil websites, supplied new radiometric dates, and pointed out 5 new genera of ceratopsids, new species of hadrosaur, a possible new genus of hypsilophodontid, new pachycephalosaurs and ankylosaurs, a number of different types of theropods (including a brand new genus of oviraptor and a brand new tyrannosaur), plus the main whole specimen of a past due Cretaceous therizinosaur ever accumulated from North the United States, and lots more and plenty extra.
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