Millions of years ago Nevada was home to a variety of dinosaurs, but it had long been thought none of those were unique to the state. That just changed. First discovered in 2008, fossilized bones of the creature were pieced together over the last 13 years. It’s now verified and certified, and it has been named Nevadadromeus Schmitti, a plant-eating animal the size of a large dog.
Nearly 30 miles of river that’s been largely locked away from the public could become the next jewel of Nevada’s state parks system. It’s one of two new parks included in the budget proposal by Republican Governor Brian Sandoval.
The Tule Springs Coalition has been pushing for National Monument status for a collection of Ice Age fossils at a 30,000-acre site along the Upper Las Vegas Wash. The fossile beds were laid down beginning 250,000 years ago.