Skull of a "Tyrannosaurus rex" as seen in Jurassic Fight Club
Those are a few of the abundant fossils in Kentucky. However, no Dinosaur fossils have been found in Kentucky, why? The reason is most of the rocks are older than the dinosaurs. Most fossils in Kentucky are Paleozoic fossils from the Cambrian, Ordovician, Silurian, and so forth. So although Kentucky has potential for fossils, doesn't mean you find what always find what your looking for unless your looking for Trilobites or something. So, if you want a dinosaur, then you'll have to look for places with exposed rocks from the Mesozoic era. But, that doesn't mean you'll find something. So, don't get your hopes up. And, NO, DO NOT go hunting for fossils on Private Property. That's NOT okay.
Anyway, as for the "Bluegrass" thing, the reason is that Limestone is full of calcium which is absorbed by the grass and when the sunlight hits it at a certain time and angle, the grass give off a blueish tint. In fact, this is the secret to Kentucky's strong Thoroughbred horses that race in the Derby at Churchhill Downs in Louisville. The horses get strong, dense bones from eating the calcium rich grass. That's Kentucky for you.
Here it is, my tribute the Mighty Dinosaurs!! Please note, however, that there is NO music for I could not get the music uploaded to the video. I made this on Windows Movie Maker. I have never made a video before this so, don't blame me if the quality stinks. Enjoy:
Copyright, "Raptor" Lewis of PaleoQuest, 2008!!
(Edited: For Safety and Security Purposes.)
Gideon Mantell (1790-1852), identified the first fossils belonging to Dinosaur
John R. "Jack" Horner of Montana, discovered Maiasaura peeblesorum, the first evidence of dinosaur parenting behavior and is the character Crichton based Dr. Alan Grant from Jurassic Park off of and paleontology consultant for the Jurassic Park films.
Maiasaura peeblesorum with young (will do a Fact on soon, I promise.)
Now you know my favorite prehistoric animal group. I love every group, however, so don't get me wrong. Ilove the arthropods of the Cambrian period(e.g. trilobites), the Archosaurs of the Permian and Triassic, the marine reptiles, and, of course the pterosaurs (e.g. Pteranodon ingens). If you wish to learn about me, feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment on this blog.
Okay, here are 6 random things about me:
The people I'm going to tag are:
I think that's it!! I've done this stupid meme and can now get on with my life.