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Great Falls in Cascade County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

"Nibbles"

A Life-size Montanoceratops

 
 
"Nibbles" Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 19, 2019
1. "Nibbles" Marker
Inscription.  "Nibbles," a Montanoceratops cerorynchus (sic, cerorhynchos?), was a small plant eating dinosaur from the late cretaceous period. The species is about 68 million years old and was discovered in 1942 in the St. Mary River Formation in North Central Montana by Barnum Brown. Full-grown adults were no larger than ten feet and weighed less than 400 pounds. They were the only dinosaurs of this group to have a nasal horn. The Montanoceratops also had a parrot-like beak and efficient grinding teeth.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsPaleontology. A significant historical year for this entry is 1942.
 
Location. 47° 30.324′ N, 111° 18.083′ W. Marker is in Great Falls, Montana, in Cascade County. Marker is on Central Avenue near 4th Street North, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 321 Central Avenue, Great Falls MT 59401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. S.H. Kress and Company (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Liberty Theatre (about 300 feet away); Bus Depot and Garage (about 500 feet away); Great Falls Central Business Historic District
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(about 600 feet away); Murphy Maclay Hardware Store (about 700 feet away); F.W. Woolworth Building (about 700 feet away); Cascade County Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Arvon Block (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Great Falls.
 
Also see . . .  Barnum Brown -- Wikipedia. Barnum Brown ...commonly referred to as Mr. Bones, was an American paleontologist. Named after the circus showman P. T. Barnum, he discovered the first documented remains of Tyrannosaurus during a career that made him one of the most famous fossil hunters working from the late Victorian era into the early 20th century. (Submitted on December 27, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
 
A Life-size Montanoceratops and "Nibbles" Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 19, 2019
2. A Life-size Montanoceratops and "Nibbles" Marker
Mounted skeleton incorrectly restored with a nasal horn image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Wikipedia
3. Mounted skeleton incorrectly restored with a nasal horn
Barnum Brown (left) with Henry Fairfield Osborn and the leg bone of Diplodocus specimen AMNH 223 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Wikipedia
4. Barnum Brown (left) with Henry Fairfield Osborn and the leg bone of Diplodocus specimen AMNH 223
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 27, 2019. It was originally submitted on December 27, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 279 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 27, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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