All Dinosaur Bone Locations and Rewards - Red Dead Redemption 2 Guide - IGN (2024)

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This page is part of IGN's Red Dead Redemption 2 (RDR2) Wiki Guide and details everything you need to know about finding all Dinosaur Bone locations for the A Test of Faith mission. In total, there are 30 dinosaur bones collectibles to find in RDR2, all of which have been hidden throughout the world. In order to start collecting Dinosaur Bones, you'll need to have found and spoken to the paleontologist, Deborah MacGuiness, who needs your helping finding their locations.

While you can find the RDR2 Dinosaur Bones without speaking to the paleontologist first and starting the A Test of Faith mission, we suggest making your way to her location as early as possible. This will allow you to start sending the bone locations to her as you discover them in exchange for rewards.

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Looking for dinosaur bones in a particular region or location? Click the links below to jump to...

  • The Heartlands Dinosaur Bone Locations
  • Cumberland Forest Dinosaur Bone Locations
  • Roanoke Ridge, New Hanover Dinosaur Bone Locations
  • Ambarino Dinosaur Bone Locations
  • West Elizabeth Dinosaur Bone Locations
  • New Austin Dinosaur Bone Locations

How to Find the Paleontologist in RDR2

To find the paleontologist, Deborah MacGuiness, head to the Heartlands, specifically south of the “H” in “Heartlands” on the map, and still a little south of the badger drawing. You should be prompted to find a Stranger in The Heartlands, southeast of the Horseshoe Overlook camp.

You’ll find Deborah unearthing a bone. After Arthur agrees to help her, you’ll give over the locations of any bones you’ve found, then she’ll be on her way. If you continue reading, you'll find all the Dinosaur Bone locations organized by region.

All Dinosaur Bone Rewards in RDR2

For every 15 RDR2 Dinosaur Bones collected, you will be rewarded with the following, alongside +5 Dead Eye XP:

Locations Mailed Reward
1Quartz Chunk
15 Skull Statue
30 Deborah MacGuiness' Invitation, Jawbow Knife

All Dinosaur Bone Locations in RDR2

Listed below is every Dinosaur Bone that is currently available to be found in Red Dead Redemption 2. Each map image has a dinosaur skull to mark where you'll find the bones in the region.

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Click or tap on the bone name for more details about where to find it

The Heartlands Dinosaur Bone Locations

There are six Dinosaur Bones in The Heartlands in RDR2:

  • Heartlands Cliff Face Bone Location
  • Heartlands Abandoned Shack Bone Location
  • Heartlands South Gorge Bone Location
  • Heartlands Oil Field Dinosaur Bone Location
  • Heartlands Grassy Hill Dinosaur Bone Location
  • Heartlands Northern Boundary Bone Location

Heartlands Cliff Face Dinosaur Bone

Cumberland Forest Dinosaur Bone Locations

There are two Dinosaur Bones in Cumberland Forest in RDR2:

  • Six Point Overlook Dinosaur Bone
  • Bacchus Station Dinosaur Bone Location

Six Point Overlook Dinosaur Bone

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Roanoke Ridge, New Hanover Dinosaur Bone Locations

There are four Dinosaur Bones to be found in Roanoke Ridge:

  • Roanoke Ridge Overlook Bone Location
  • Roanoke Ridge Valley Overlook Bone Location
  • Roanoke Ridge Kamassa River Bone Location
  • Roanoke Ridge Van Horn Bone Location

Roanoke Ridge Overlook Dinosaur Bone

Lemoyne

Scarlett Meadows, Lemoyne

There are two Dinosaur Bones in Scarlett Meadows, Lemoyne:

  • Heartlands Dewberry Creek Bone Location
  • Scarlett Meadows Dewberry Creek Bone Location

Heartlands Dewberry Creek Dinosaur Bone

Ambarino Dinosaur Bone Locations

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Grizzlies East, Ambarino

You'll find four Dinosaur Bones in Grizzlies East, Ambarino in RDR2:

  • Grizzlies Calumet Ravine Bone Location
  • Grizzlies Dakota River Ledge Bone Location
  • Grizzlies Northern Boundary Bone Location
  • Grizzlies O'Creagh's Run Overlook Bone Location

Grizzlies Calumet Ravine Dinosaur Bone

Grizzlies West, Ambarino

There is one Dinosaur Bone to find in Grizzlies West, Ambarino:

  • Grizzlies Rock Wall Bone Location

Grizzlies Rock Wall Dinosaur Bone

West Elizabeth Dinosaur Bone Locations

Big Valley, West Elizabeth

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There are three Dinosaur Bones to discover in Big Valley, West Elizabeth:

  • Big Valley Rocky Slope Bone Location
  • Big Valley Beryl's Dream Overlook Bone Location
  • Big Valley Northern Cave Bone Location

Big Valley Rocky Slope Dinosaur Bone

New Austin Dinosaur Bone Locations

Hennigan's Stead

You'll find two Dinosaur Bones in Hennigan's Stead in New Austin:

  • Hennigan's Stead Pike's Basin Bone Location
  • Hennigan's Stead San Luis River Bone Location

Hennigan's Stead Pike's Basin Dinosaur Bone

Cholla Springs

There are two Dinosaur Bones to be discovered in Cholla Springs in New Austin in Red Dead Redemption 2:

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  • Cholla Springs High Desert Bone Location
  • Cholla Springs Jorge's Gap Bone Location

Cholla Springs High Desert Dinosaur Bone

Gaptooth Ridge

You'll discover two Dinosaur Bones in Gaptooth Ridge:

  • Gaptooth Ridge North Tumbleweed Bone Location
  • Gaptooth Ridge South Tumbleweed Bone Location

Gaptooth Ridge North Tumbleweed Dinosaur Bone

Rio Bravo

Rio Bravo has two Dinosaur Bones to find in RDR2:

  • Rio Bravo Del Lobo Rock Bone Location
  • Rio Bravo San Luis River Bone Location

Rio Bravo Del Lobo Rock Dinosaur Bone

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