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Fossil Butte National Monument


  • Type: Natural Feature
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Terrestrial Feature

America's Aquarium in Stone

Some of the world's best preserved fossils are found in the flat-topped ridges of southwestern Wyoming's cold sagebrush desert. Fossilized fishes, insects, plants, reptiles, birds, and mammals are exceptional for their abundance, variety, and detail of preservation. Most remarkable is the story they tell of ancient life in a subtropical landscape. - NPS


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Fossil Butte National Monument

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Particulars for Fossil Butte National Monument:
Phanerozoic Geological Era Cenozoic
Epoch Eocene
Paleontology Fossil
Historic Use Natural Feature
Sight Category Terrestrial Feature




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