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Construction crews dig up dinosaur fossils in Highlands Ranch

Posted at 5:11 PM, May 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-20 20:22:32-04

HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. — Workers on a construction site in Highlands Ranch came upon a prehistoric find when they unearthed bones belonging to a dinosaur.

Crews uncovered the fossils Friday near Wind Crest retirement community, according to a release from the Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

The museum said a limb bone and several ribs from a horned dinosaur were the first fossils uncovered.

Paleontologists will work for the next several days to weeks at the secured construction site to determine the size of the bone bed, the release read.

This is the second significant fossil discovery in recent years. In 2017, crews discovered triceratops horns and other dinosaur bones during construction of a police substation in Thornton.