Thornton Torosaurus Images

All Images are © Denver Museum of Nature & Science

Thornton Torosaurus 12 2017 002 Torosaurus Skeleton Map: Updated 12/3/17
Map of currently identified bones.  
Torosaurus Latus Artist Sergey Krasovskiy  Illustration of Torosaurus by Artist Sergey Krasovsky
Joe Sertich on Site Joe Sertich on Site
Joe Sertich, curator of dinosaurs, leads the exavation in Thornton, CO.  
Joe Sertich and site worker (Sauders) on Site Joe Sertich with Site Worker
Joe Sertich, curator of dinosaurs, speaks with one of the construction site managers who discovered the fossil.
Fossil Closeup

Fossil Closeup
A closeup of the Torosaurus fossil as it's unearthed.

 

Museum Staff Gathered Around Fossils Museum Staff Dig
Museum staff work around the Torosaurus bones, slowly uncovering more of the skeleton.
More digging The Whole Team at Work
Museum staff, Sauders construction staff and Museum volunteers work on site on August 30, 2017.
Museum Staff Unearthing Triceratops Site Dig Continued
Staff and volunteers slowly reveal the 66 million year old Torosaurus.
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Site photo from 8/30–9/1/17.
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Site photo from 8/30–9/1/17.

 

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Site photo from 8/30–9/1/17.
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Site photo from 8/30–9/1/17.

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Site photo from 8/30–9/1/17.
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Site photo from 8/30–9/1/17.

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Site photo from 8/30–9/1/17.
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Site photo from 8/30–9/1/17.

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Site photo from 8/30–9/5/17.
L-R: Bob Buck, Ken Paul, Fritz Koether, Mike Lacey
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Site photo from 8/30–9/5/17.
Shown: Natalie Toth

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Site photo from 8/30–9/5/17.
Shown: Natalie Toth
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Site photo from 8/30–9/5/17.
Shown: Fritz Koether

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Site photo from 8/30–9/5/17.
L-R: Natalie Toth, Ian Miller
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Site photo from 8/30–9/5/17.
L-R: Fireman, Mike Lacey, Mike Getty, Fritz Koether

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Site photo from 8/30–9/5/17. 
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Site photo from 8/30–9/5/17.
Shown: Mike Getty
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Site photo from 8/30–9/5/17.
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Site photo from 8/30–9/5/17.
L-R: Ian Miller, Mike Getty

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Site photo from 8/30–9/5/17.
Shown: Ian Miller
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Site photo from 8/30–9/5/17.
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Site photo from 8/30–9/5/17.
L-R (yellow vests): Joe Sertich, Bob Buck, Fritz Koether
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Site photo from 8/30–9/5/17.
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Site photo from 8/30–9/5/17.
Shown: Ken Paul (front), Bob Buck
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Site photo from 8/30–9/5/17.
L-R: Bob Buck, Ken Paul, Fritz Koether, Mike Lacey
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Torosaurus beak close up.
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Dr. Joe Sertich visits a Thornton elementary school close to the Torosaurus site.
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Dr. Joe Sertich visits a Thornton elementary school close to the Torosaurus site. 
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Dr. Joe Sertich visits a Thornton elementary school close to the Torosaurus site. 
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Dr. Joe Sertich visits a Thornton elementary school close to the Torosaurus site. 
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Center: Torosaurus tooth 
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L-R: Natalie Toth, Patrick Ervin (volunteer), Colton Phillips, Gage Phillips
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Back L-R: Gina Skelton, Chance Skelton, Marian Phillips, Galen Phillips
Kneeling/kids: Colton Phillips, Sarah Phillips, Gage Phillips, Patrick Ervin (volunteer)
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L-R: Mike Getty, Ron Rutherford (volunteer), Natalie Toth, Cathy Kelley (volunteer), Mike Lacey (volunteer)
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L-R: Natalie Toth, Mike Getty
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Shown: Bob Buck
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L-R: Cathy Kelley (volunteer), Ron Rutherford (volunteer)
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Fossil being plastered to create the fossil jacket
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Torosaurus jaw bone
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L-R: Bob Buck (volunteer), Cliff Erickson (volunteer) working on the jaw bone.
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An exposed rib bone.
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L-R: Cliff Erickson (volunteer), Ron Rutherford (volunteer) with rib bone.
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Flipping the plaster jacket with a forklift.
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L-R: Ron Rutherford (volunteer), Joe Sertich with rib bone.
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L-R: Cliff Erickson (volunteer), Ron Rutherford (volunteer), Patrick Ervin (volunteer)
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L-R: Mike Lacey, Joe Sertich, Mike Getty in background
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L-R: Mike Getty, Sauders Construction, Inc. worker, Joe Sertich, Mike Lacey
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Mike Getty opening the plaster jacket.
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Mike Getty (foreground) opens the plaster jacket on Boettcher Plaza at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science.
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Mike Getty (foreground) opens the plaster jacket on Boettcher Plaza at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science.
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Mike Getty (foreground) opens the plaster jacket on Boettcher Plaza at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science.
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Mike Getty (foreground) opens the plaster jacket on Boettcher Plaza at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science.
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The fossil will be carefully cleaned and prepped in our Paleo Lab.
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Fossil and prep tool closeup.
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L-R: Natalie Toth, Cathy Kelley, Carol Lucking
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Far left clockwise: Joe Sertich, Cathy Kelley, Patrick Ervin, Carol Lucking, Salvador Bastion, Natalie Toth
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