Fossil Prospecting In The Upper Triassic Luning Formation, Nevada

A fossil prospector examines typical weathered exposures of the Upper Triassic Luning Formation, outside the boundaries of Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park, Nevada; here, a dense "pygmy" forest of pinyon pine and juniper grows atop brutally eroded sediments of the "shaly limestone member," the same specific rock subunit that preserved the ichthyosaurs, ammonites and other paleontological specimens back at the Visitors' Quarry.

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