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A desert landscape with striped layers of sediment colors, from auburn to shades of brown.

Tracking fossils to follow Utah’s past climate

A paleontologist and her team documented over 600 new fossil finds from the Age of Mammals, a record in the multi-decade Uinta Basin Project.


PIG-SNOUTED TURTLE DISCOVERED

A 76-million-year-old extinct species of a pig-snouted turtle unearthed in Utah is one of the most complete skeletons of a turtle from the age of dinosaurs.