Tenantosaurus femur -- part of 3' long bone from this common North Texas
million years ago dinosaurs roamed Northeast Texas. At the time, large ocean
lakes extended up to Bowie and the giant reptiles partied on its inland
Some made the mistake of falling into riverbeds, becoming fatally
injured and then preserved for history when minerals replaced individual
Jacobs, one of America's foremost dinosaur authorities, well known author
and Professor of Paleontology at SMU, has lead dinosaur field work at the
ranch. In their trips, students have discovered bones and claws which are
now in the Shuler Museum at SMU.
dinosaur trail covers approximately 1 mile of dry creek bottom. Deep, cavernous
walls expose millions of years of sediment including the familiar red strata
where bones are discovered. A sharp eye and a little luck can yield results.