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The Jurassic in Montana, US

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Jurassic Fossils

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Paleontology and geology

Warm, shallow seas covered much of Montana throughout most of the Jurassic. Small, sluggish rivers carried terrestrial sediments to the east and northeast, forming a low coastal plain. Montana's oldest dinosaurs roamed among ferns, ginkgos, cycads, and conifers.

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Degree and Certificate Programs (showing 1 of 1 listings)

Montana State University- Earth Sciences: Train to be a paleontologist in the MSU Undergraduate and Graduate Paleontology Programs. The Earth Sciences Department at MSU caters to both paleobiology and taphonomy interests.

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Museums (showing 1 of 1 listings)

Two Medicine Dinosaur Center: The Two Medicine Dinosaur Center is located in the Bynum-Choteau area of Montana, along the Rocky Mountain front. This area is noted worldwide for its spectacular paleontological discoveries, geological exposures, wildlife habitat, and Native American historical and archaeological sites. The Dinosaur Center is situated in this impressive area to provide hands-on programs for the general public and an interactive museum to showcase our findings. Professional researchers and instructors provide informative and entertaining experiences for all ages and interests, and programs are conducted at active research sites allowing interested persons the opportunity to experience real dinosaur paleontology.

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Education and Exhibits

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Museum of the Rockies Dinosaur Paleontology Videos: This page contains links to several short films produced at the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, Montana (home to dinosaur paleontologist Jack Horner).

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