Date of this Version
BULLETIN 21 VOLUME I JULY, 1931
Nebraska has long been a collecting ground famous for its fossil mammals, but as yet no dinosaurian bones have been reported, nor have they been expected. The distal end of a finely preserved femur, however, has recently been brought to light, supposedly occurring in position in the Dakota formation of eastern Nebraska. It was discovered, collected, and donated by Mr. J. B. White, (University of Nebraska, Law, class of 1899) on his farm two miles south of Decatur, in northeastern Burt County, near the Missouri River. It was found in undoubted Dakota sand associated with many leaf impressions. This is taken as strong evidence, rather than proof positive, that the bone was actually in position.