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Dinosaur, mammal lecture Oct. 2 at SC

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College Museum of Discovery Science Lecture Series will present “New Research on the Age and Correlation of the Upper Jurassic Morrison Formation” Oct. 2 at 7 p.m.

The Upper Jurassic Morrison Formation is one of the most well-studied rock units in the world. It crops out across western North America and has yielded a great variety of dinosaurs and other fossils including early mammals.

University of Wyoming Geological Museum Manager Kelli Trujillo will talk about how dinosaurs and mammals of the Morrison Formation fit into their Jurassic world.

Trujillo is a paleontologist and geologist who earned her Bachelor of Arts from Western State College of Colorado and her Master of Science and doctorate from the University of Wyoming.

The lecture will be at the Sheridan College Mohns Center Science Museaum and is free to the public.

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