Agate in Sioux County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Lower Left: The Carnegie Hill fossil bones belonged primarily to Menoceras. Several hundred Menoceras skulls were recovered from the bonebed. Scientists estimate that the entire bonebed may contain as many as 1600 individuals.
Upper Right: Menoceras is the name of the pony-sized rhinoceros that scientists commonly referred to as Diceratherium throughout the excavations in the early 1900s. It is now known that there are actually two types of rhinoceroses. Almost all rhinoceros bones in the waterhole bonebed belonged to Menoceras. Some bones of the larger Diceratherium were found with those
Erected by Agate Fossil Beds National Monument, National Park Service.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Paleontology • Parks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical year for this entry is 1600.
Location. 42° 24.96′ N, 103° 43.698′ W. Marker is in Agate, Nebraska, in Sioux County. Marker can be reached from River Road, 3.2 miles east of State Highway 29. The marker is located along the 2 mile Fossil Hill loop trail. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 301 River Road, Harrison NE 69346, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chalicotheres (a few steps from this marker); Historic Excavations (a few steps from this marker); Beardog (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Footprints in the Mud (about 600 feet away); An Ancient Waterhole (about 600 feet away); Quarry A (about 600 feet away); Exploring the Niobrara (approx. half a mile away); Fossil Hills Trail (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Agate.
More about this marker. The Agate Fossil Beds National Monument is a fee-free National Park Service site.
Also see . . .
1. History & Culture. Agate Fossil Beds (Submitted on July 15, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
2. Menoceras. Wikipedia (Submitted on July 16, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 16, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 15, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 77 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 16, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.