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Together Forever

Photo: Bolton1952-01-01/1952-01-01

American Museum of Natural History

American Museum of Natural History

These two skeletons of Coelophysis were among dozens excavated by Colbert and his team at Ghost Ranch. Why did they a big group of Coelophysis die and fossilize together? Colbert thought this population died during a flood, which carried the carcasses to a muddy pond, where the skeletons were quickly buried and the process of fossilization began.

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  • Title: Together Forever
  • Creator: Photo: Bolton
  • Date Created: 1952-01-01/1952-01-01
  • Location: AMNH

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