Fossils on display at Museum of Natural History

Fossils on display at Museum of Natural History

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Some fossils that have been discovered in New Mexico were on display at the Museum of Natural History on Tuesday.

They include an amphibian’s footprint that is 280 million years old and a mastodon tooth that is 2 million years old. The fossils were found on state trust land in different areas across the state.

“New Mexico is just like fossil heaven. There must be millions and millions of undiscovered fossils in this state,” said paleontologist Spencer Lucas.

The fossils will be preserved at the museum, giving people here the opportunity to learn more about New Mexico’s natural history. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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