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NHMU Top Dinosaurs

What makes an NHMU Top Dinosaur?

These dinosaurs are considered the "cream of the crop" because they are either only found here at NHMU, are new discoveries, or are well-known dinosaurs that are synonymous with Utah!

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NHMU Top Theropod Dinosaurs
NHMU Top Sauropodomorph Dinosaurs
NHMU Top Ornithischian Dinosaurs


Abydosaurus mcintoshi
(Pronunciation: uh-BUY-dough-SORE-us MAC-in-TOSH-eye)

Age: Early Cretaceous (~105 million years ago)

Where It's Found in Utah: Dinosaur National Monument, Uintah County.

Image: © Victor Leshyk


 


Allosaurus fragilis
(Pronunciation: AL-oh-SORE-us fraj-ILL-iss)

Age: Late Jurassic (~150 million years ago)

Where It's Found in Utah: Many localities throughout the Colorado Plateau region of central, eastern, and southern Utah, including Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry, Emery County, and Dinosaur National Monument, Uintah County.

Image: © Todd Marshall


Camarasaurus
(Pronunciation: cam-AIR-uh-SORE-us)

Age: Late Jurassic (~150 million years ago)

Where It's Found in Utah: Many localities throughout the Colorado Plateau region of central, eastern, and southern Utah, including Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry, Emery County, and Dinosaur National Monument, Uintah County.

Image: © Victor Leshyk
 


Ceratosaurus nasicornis
(Pronunciation: sir-AT-toe-SORE-us nay-si-CORN-iss)

Age: Late Jurassic (~150 million years ago)

Where It's Found in Utah: Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry, Emery County, and Dinosaur National Monument, Uintah County.

Image: © Victor Leshyk
 


 

Diabloceratops eatoni
(Pronunciation: dee-OB-low-sarah-tops ee-TON-eye)

Age: Late Cretaceous (~79.5 million years ago)

Where It's Found in Utah: Kane and Garfield counties, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah.

Image: © 2009 Mark Hallett, Mark Hallett Paleoart


 


 

 

Falcarius utahensis
(Pronunciation: fal-CARE-ee-us YOU-tah-EN-siss)

Age: Early Cretaceous (~125 million years ago)

Where It's Found in Utah: southeast of Green River in Grand County, Utah.

Image: © Victor Leshyk


Gryposaurus monumentensis
(Pronunciation: GRIP-oh-SORE-us MAHN-you-men-TEN-siss)

Age: Late Cretaceous (~76 million years ago)

Where It's Found in Utah: Kane and Garfield counties, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah.

Image: © Victor Leshyk


 

Kosmoceratops richardsoni
(Pronunciation: CAHZ-moe-sarah-tops RICH-ard-SOHN-eye)

Age: Late Cretaceous (~76 million years ago)

Where It's Found in Utah: Kane and Garfield counties, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, southern Utah.

Image: © 2009 Mark Hallett, Mark Hallett Paleoart
 


Seitaad ruessi
(Pronunciation: SAY-todd ROO-ess-EYE)

Age: Early Jurassic (~185 million years ago)

Where It's Found in Utah: Comb Ridge, San Juan County.

Image: © Victor Leshyk

 


Utahceratops gettyi
(Pronunciation: YOU-tah-sarah-tops GET-ee-eye)

Age: Late Cretaceous (~76 million years ago)

Where It's Found in Utah: Kane and Garfield counties, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, southern Utah.

Image: © Victor Leshyk

 


Utahraptor ostrommaysorum
(Pronunciation: YOU-tah-WRAP-tore ah-STROM-ay-SORE-um)

Age: Early Cretaceous (~125 million years ago)

Where It's Found in Utah: Dalton Wells Quarry and Gaston Quarry, near Moab, Grand County, Utah.

Image: © Victor Leshyk