THORNTON, Colo. (CBS4) – More fossils were found Monday at the site of the big triceratops discovery last month in Thornton.
Monday’s discovery was just 10 feet away from the original site. The area continues to produce amazing discoveries for crews.READ MORE: COVID In Colorado: Data Shows Clear Link Between Vaccination Rates Across State And The Hospitalizations
Paleontologists from the Denver Museum of Nature and Science started digging up the bones at the site where a police substation is under construction.
A spokesperson for the Denver Museum of Nature and Science said that the fossil belongs to that of a Triceratops classified as a “sub-adult” in late teens or early 20s.READ MORE: Colorado School Districts In Need Of Substitute Teachers Hope Changes To Licensing Requirements Will Help
The bones will be taken back to the lab at the museum where they will be cleaned and reassembled. The bones will be added to the collection at the museum in Denver.
Just days after the initial discovery of the fossil, crews also uncovered a Tyrannosaurus Rex tooth.MORE NEWS: Voting Rights Leaders From Out Of State Come To Denver For Discussion About How To Protect Elections