Gary Thompson is determined to set the record straight.
He says he, and only he, is "the sole, original, authentic discovery person" of the mosasaur skeleton that was unearthed in Cedaredge in 1975.
A fossil uncovered near Cedaredge four decades ago is now on display in a museum on the campus of Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.
While the full mosasaur skeleton is new to the BYU Museum of Paleontology, a cast of the skull has been showcased at the Welcome Center in Cedaredge for years.
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