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The Niobrara Chalk, "Nora" and Other Finds
A presentation by Tom Nolan at the May monthly meeting of the
Western Interior Paleontological Society (WIPS).

Tom NolanHaving worked in the Niobrara Chalk for over 10 years, Tom and the small group he takes out have been responsible for several finds. From Bonnerichthys gladius found by Kenshu Schamada and Mike Everhart and a pterosaur found two years ago by Lorrie McWhinney, to mosasaurs, fish, ammonites and crinoids, the chalk is a rich source of Cretaceous inland sea marine life. Tom will be showing some of the fossils that have been found over the years. 7 p.m. in Ricketson Auditorium at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. There is no charge to attend the Society's meeting and hear the lecture. (Note: The May 2014 monthly WIPS meeting is on Wednesday instead of the usual first Monday of the month.)