Montana Dinosaur Fossils Featured on New Discovery Channel Show
Montana was once home to a wide variety of dinosaurs. In fact, “Wankel's Rex” is one of the largest and most complete T. Rex skeletons ever found, and it was found right here in Montana.
It was on the display at the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman for quite awhile, but now can be seen at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.
If you're interested in dinosaurs and fossils, a new series is coming to the Discovery Channel you may want to watch. In the all new series DINO HUNTERS,
Cowboys and ranchers rely on their deep knowledge of the land to search for prehistoric dinosaur fossils – from T-Rexes and Triceratops to, excitingly, the historic discovery of contested species Nanotyrannosaur.
The show will focus on cowboys and ranchers in Montana and Wyoming. Clayton Phipps, a Montana native born into cattle ranching is featured on Dino Hunters. Phipps discovered that the land his family owned had a lot more to offer when he found his first dinosaur fossil in 2003.
Only three years later, he unearthed what is considered one of the greatest fossil specimens ever discovered, the spectacular “Dueling Dinosaurs.” With deep roots in Montana, Clayton is well connected to other ranchers who sit on fossil-rich badlands dating back 65 million years. Along with his 12 year-old son, Luke, and a small team of fossil experts, Clayton sets out every digging season on the trail of his next major discovery.
Join the dinosaur cowboys when the series premieres on Discovery on Friday, June 19th at 7:00 p.m. or more information about the show, click here.