North America


Introduction Allow me to introduce you to Toxolophosaurus, “the bow-crested lizard”, which lived in Montana during the early to middle of the Cretaceous Period approximately 135-115 million years ago. Despite its name, Toxolophosaurus wasn’t either a dinosaur or a lizard…. Read More ›


Cifelliodon was a prehistoric mammal which lived in Utah during the early Cretaceous Period approximately 135 million years ago. The only specimen which we have of this animal is a single upper jaw measuring 2.75 inches (7 cm) long which… Read More ›


Synechodus was a genus of prehistoric saltwater shark which lived from the early Permian Period until the late Eocene Epoch of the Paleogene Period, 290 to 37 million years ago (Ivanov 2005, pages 127-138). Fossils of this animal reached around… Read More ›

List of My Articles on the Cedar Mountain Formation

The reconstructed skull of Utahraptor, on display in Brigham Young University’s Museum of Paleontology. Photo by Jaren Wilkey of Brigham Young University (January 26, 2018). Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license. The Cedar Mountain Formation is a North American geological formation which… Read More ›


Martharaptor was a therizinosaur theropod dinosaur which lived in Utah during the early Cretaceous Period approximately 135-132 million years ago. Therizinosaurs are known mostly from the middle and later parts of the Cretaceous Period. Fossils dating to the early Cretaceous… Read More ›


Cedrorestes, which means “Cedar Mountain dweller”, was an ornithopod dinosaur which lived in Utah during the early Cretaceous Period. The fossils of this animal were discovered in eastern Utah in 2001. These were fragmentary remains consisting of pieces of ribs,… Read More ›


Dimorphodon was a species of pterosaur that lived during the early Jurassic Period about 195-190 million years ago. It measured over 3 feet long from its nose to the end of its long tail (which may or may not have… Read More ›