List of the prehistoric life of Colorado Article

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This list of the prehistoric life of Colorado contains the various prehistoric life-forms whose fossilized remains have been reported from within the US state of Colorado.

Precambrian

The Paleobiology Database records no known occurrences of Precambrian fossils in Alabama.

Paleozoic

Selected Paleozoic taxa of Colorado

Mesozoic

Selected Mesozoic taxa of Colorado

Diagram illustrating the Late Jurassic sauropod dinosaurs Diplodocus carnegii (green) and D. hallorum (orange) with an anachronistic human to scale.

Cenozoic

Selected Cenozoic taxa of Colorado

Fossil found near Florissant; the paratype specimen of the Eocene ant Aphaenogaster mayri
Fossil found in Colorado; the holotype specimen of the Eocene ant Archimyrmex
Fossil found in Colorado; the holotype specimen of the Eocene ant Eulithomyrmex
A living Urocitellus richardsonii (Spermophilus richardsonii), or Richardson's ground squirrel

References

  • Various Contributors to the Paleobiology Database. "Fossilworks: Gateway to the Paleobiology Database". Retrieved 7 August 2017.