Window to the past: North Dakota Geological Survey leads public fossil dig at Medora
MEDORA -- Paleontologist Becky Barnes with the North Dakota Geological Survey slowly removed mudstone flakes from her grid at a fossil dig site on Thursday. Working throughout the morning, she uncovered the remnant of a fossilized fish -- identified as an Amia -- that swam in the region's swamps 60 million years ago.
The remnant was part of the frontal lobe of the fish, including the outline of the eye socket.
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