Local News
6:41 am
Tue May 22, 2012

Dinosaur Dig Classes Offered in Tucumcari

Mesalands Community College in Tucumcari is offering students the chance to dig for dinosaurs. The school says it will offer three five-day classes in paleontology in June and July where students will search for and learn to excavate dinosaur-age vertabrea in the Quay County area.

Officials say that over the past five years, field classes have recovered numerous fossils at six sites in the Quay County area. They say about 1,400 skeletal elements have been recovered, including two skulls and a plethora of bones of the crocodile-like phytosaur Redondasaurus and limb bones from a new form of a large, heavily armored aetosaur.

The classes cost $650.