16 top dinosaur discoveries in Colorado

Dinosaur discoveries
A Triceratops model is a popular feature of the Dinosaur Discovery Museum in Fruita. The first Triceratops was found by accident in west Denver in 1877. | Photo by Adam Schweigert / flickr.com

John Leach

Here is our list of the 16 most significant dinosaur discoveries in Colorado.

The choices were difficult because most of the best-known dinosaurs were first discovered in the state. But we focused on the “firsts,” rather that the rich lodes of dinosaur bones that are scattered across Colorado.

Allosaurus
Apatosaurus
Brachiosaurus
Camarasaurus
Ceratosaurus
Diplodocus
Epanterias
Fruitadens
Haplocanthosaurus
Ornithomimus
Stegosaurus
Supersaurus
Theiophytalia
Torvosaurus
Triceratops
Tyrannosaurus rex

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