Fossils in San Diego

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Believe it or not, millions of years ago, many animals (some of them now extinct) roamed the area we call home! Just think- there were dinosaurs walking the land in Carlsbad. Hadrosaurs and nodosaurs roamed San Diego millions of years ago, and during the Ice Age 200,000 years ago, other animals like the Saber-Toothed cats and Camels called the area home!

Whether in the Anza Borrego Desert, or in eastern Chula Vista, or in Carlsbad near the raceway- even Mission Valley - there are outcroppings you can find fossils! Now, be careful because you can’t collect fossils in public parks, but you can on private property if you have permission.

Bison-1688 Bison-1688 Camel-1689 Camel-1689 Columbian_Mammoth-1690 Columbian Mammoth-1690 Hadrosaur-1691 Hadrosaur-1691
Mastodon-1692 Mastodon-1692 Nodosaur-1693 Nodosaur-1693 Rhinoceros-1694 Rhinoceros-1694 Saber_Toothed_Cat-1695 Saber Toothed Cat-1695