CHICO — A remarkably rich trove of fossilized animal and plant remains is undergoing evaluation and identification by a crew of Chico State paleontologists.

The site, whose specific location the scientists do not want to publicize to avoid having it picked over by collectors and others, sits in the Mokelumne River watershed southeast of Sacramento. What the Chico State researchers have found is impressive, according to Sean Nies, an instructional support technician in the university's Earth and Environmental Science Department.

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