Como Bluff

By Ethan and Phillip

Discovery of Como Bluff

The discovery of dinosaurs at Como Bluff has been recounted by Schuchert and LeVene, Shur, Ostro, and McIntosh, and Jaffe. Most of the specimens were collected by men working for O.C. Marshal between 1877-1889, although some were collected by the Hubbel brothers for E.D. Cope between 1879-1880. The American Museum of Natural History excavated in 1897-1898, finding two partial skeletons of sauropods.

Quarry One

Diplodocus is the only dinosaur to have been found in quarry one.

Quarry Two

Brontosaurus excelsus

Camarasaurus

These were the only dinosaurs to be found in quarry two.

Quarry Three

Allosaurus was the only dinosaur to be found in quarry three.

Quarry Four

Allosaurus

Stegosaurus

These were the only dinosaurs found in quarry four.

Quarry Five

Dermodactylus Montanus

Apatosaurus

These were the only dinosaurs found in quarry five.

Quarry Six

Goniopholis was the only dinosaur found in quarry six.

Quarry Seven

Othnielosaurus consors was the only dinosaur found in quarry seven.

Quarry Eight

Goniopholis

Allosaurus

Coelurus fragilis

Camarasaurus

Diplodocus

Stegosaurus

These dinosaurs were all found in quarry eight.

Quarry Nine

This was called the mammal quarry, and dozens of different types of mammal fossils were found here. These are the major ones.

Comonecturoides Marshi

Docodon

Ctenacodan

Priacodon

Quarry Ten

Brontosaurus excelsus was the only fossil found in quarry ten.

Quarry Eleven

Apatosaurus amplus

Stegosaurus duplex

These fossilized dinosaurs were both found in quarry eleven.

Quarry Twelve

Quarry twelve had many fossils. These are the most important.

Allosaurus

Torvosaurus tanneri

Coelurus

Fosterovenator churei

Quarry Thirteen

Glyptops plicatulus
Goniopholis

Coelurus agilis
Coelurus fragilis
Brachiosaurus
Camarasaurus lentus

Diplodocus
Camptonotus dispar

Camptosaurus medius

Camptosaurus nanus
Camptosaurus browni

Dryosaurus

Diracodon laticeps

Stegosaurus sulcatus
Stegosaurus stenops
Stegosaurus ungulatus
These were all found in quarry thirteen.

Quarry Fourteen

Allosaurus ferox was the only dinosaur fossil found in quarry fourteen.