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By Colin Tiernan
Douglas Budget Via Wyoming News Exchange 

Glenrock museum unearths rare dinosaur

 

May 30, 2019

Mike Moore, Douglas Budget

Lorna Keyfauver of the Paleon Museum in Glenrock uses a toothbrush to get a rib bone cleaned up prior to the application of epoxy for dinosaur "Carol" in the museum's workshop area. Carol is thought to be a rare torosaur uncovered in Converse County.

GLENROCK — She grew up just north of Glenrock, grazing in lush, lowland swamps. When she lumbered over to the creek for a drink, crocodiles and turtles lounged on the bank beside her. Unlike the squarish cattle and nimble pronghorn roaming today’s sagebrush, she was well equipped for battle, with a nine-foot-long head studded with long, hefty horns that would put today’s rhinos to shame. A large frill, with a couple of holes in it, protected her neck. Sixty-eight million years ago, she died of unknown causes. 

Her name is Carol. 

According to Glenrock Paleon Museum Director Sean Smi...



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