Update on Fossil

A few weeks ago I posted about Dinosaur Park, the most-important dinosaur fossil deposit east of the Mississippi. You can visit Dinosaur Park in Laurel, Maryland, on the first and third Saturdays of every month.

When I visited, I found a fossilized tooth. Tempered speculation was that it was a crocodile tooth–a 100-million-year-old croc tooth, to be sure, but still a fairly unexciting discovery.

Picture of dinosaur tooth found at Dinosaur Park in Laurel, Maryland

Turns out, that tooth actually belonged to a nodosaur, a type of armored, herbivorous dinosaur.

Picture of dinosaur tooth found at Dinosaur Park in Laurel, Maryland

This is just so unbelievably cool.

Many, many years ago I found a trilobite fossil, but since then it’s just been plants and sea shells. This has completely reinvigorated my love of fossil hunting. Next stop: the Jurassic Coast!

Have you been fossil hunting? What have you found?

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