Paleontologists from the Denver Museum of Nature and Science quickly got to work identifying the partial skeleton found in Highlands Ranch, a short drive south of Denver.
Now, they say it was an adult triceratops buried in the bedrock — and the fossils were 68 million years old.
“Finds like this, while relatively rare, are a great reminder of how dynamic our planet is and how much more there is out there to discover.”
Believe it or not, Denver is a fossil hotspot, especially when it comes to triceratops.
Scientists say the possibility of unearthing more fossils runs very high.
Now, the construction crews are working hand in hand with scientists to further explore the site in search of more fossil finds.