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Laramidia Project: Utah

Arguably the best place in North America to document ecosystem evolution and macroevolution are the Cretaceous sediments of southern Utah. The Denver Paleontology team has conducted large-scale fieldwork in the Wahweap and Kaiparowits Formations of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, southern Utah since 2011, resulting in spectacular discoveries of new dinosaurs, turtles, crocodiles, and plants.


New fossils from southern Utah have changed the way paleontologists think about dinosaur biogeography and fossil ecosystems.


Research in southern Utah is one of the best examples of large-scale collaboration, with members from several major institutions and the BLM working together to piece together the mysteries of Laramidia.

Upcoming Expeditions

The Denver Paleontology Team conducts fieldwork in Grand Staircase-Escalante NAtional Monument every spring and fall. Check here for dates and opportunities.