The Mysteries

There were vastly more different creatures living here 65 million years ago than are represented in this website. Why?

Not everything became a fossil.

To the disappointment of paleoecologists everywhere, only organisms with hard, durable body parts tend to make it into the fossil record. It turns out 65 million years can really do a number on the kind of stuff that wouldn’t be recognizable after six months in your fridge.

We haven’t found everything that did become a fossil.

Paleontologists are still excavating the site, and finding new fossils all the time! Who knows what’s still buried under all that green sand?

We haven’t documented everything we have found.

Some things just take time. The goal of this site is to some day have it all, and we update frequently. Check back soon to see if we’ve added something new.