bone bed


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bone bed

[′bōn ‚bed]
(geology)
Several thin strata or layers with many fragments of fossil bones, scales, teeth, and also organic remains.
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A comparison with the other major components at Wilson-Leonard (see FIGURE 4) indicates that Early Palaeoindians in the Bone Bed Component exploited the highest frequency of large-sized animals such as bison and horse.
Scorching midday heat (100 degrees in the shade) followed the special team up the rocky trail to the hillside bone beds.
The 110-square-mile bone bed, rich with 15 million-year-old fossils has since been closed to the public for the sake of fossil preservation and public health.
Palaeoenvironmental signatures revealed from the rare earth element (REE) compositions of vertebrate microremains of the Vesiku Bone Bed (Homerian, Wenlock), Saaremaa Island, Estonia.
We also continued to uncover another bone bed full of the jumbled remains of juvenile duck-billed dinosaurs.
However, waterscreening of all sediment from the bone bed (through nested 31.
They suggested that the bone bed formed when flood waters swept over a pterosaur rookery.
Subsequently, the Royal Tyrrell Museum launched an excavation, uncovering two more skulls from the same bone bed, eventually identifying the new species as Pachyrhinosaurus lakustai in 2004.
Mainly, there is a lack of geochemical data from vertebrate fossils, which may reveal the depositional conditions of the bone bed and, by inference, provide insights into vertebrate palaeoecology.
Fossil bones of at least 14 individuals were recovered from a single bone bed in southern Tanzania, making it possible to reconstruct a nearly entire skeleton, except portions of the skull and hand.
A few kilometres away, and in the same strata, we uncovered a remarkably rich bone bed containing juvenile duck-billed dinosaurs.
A relatively new addition to Saturday ABC morning program, "Born to Explore," traveled to the largest horned dinosaur bone bed in North America in Alberta, Canada.