BILLINGS, Mont. - Paleontologists have discovered dump-truck loads of rare 98 million-year-old fossils in Idaho's Caribou-Targhee National Forest.
L.J. Krumenacker is a Montana State University doctoral student who recently described the find in a Geological Society of America meeting in Bozeman, Montana.
Krumenacker says the rocks have revealed more dinosaur and terrestrial Cretaceous fossils than any other fossil site known in Idaho.
Such fossil finds in Idaho are rare.
Krumenacker's theory is that the accumulation of bones were piled up in an ancient river channel.
The Billings Gazette reports that so far the site has revealed lots of little mammal teeth and a vertebra from what could be a meat-eating dinosaur first identified in Utah.