Amateur paleontologist finds rare fossil

What she found has professionals a bit envious, and she isn't even a paleontologist.

The area is known to turn up rare finds from the dinosaur age, Leco who is a professional photographer found something that seasoned paleontologists only dream of finding.

As a kid she'd even dig in her backyard for fun, she's always been fascinated with digging.

"It is the jaw bone of a saurichthys, which is a beaked fish that is normally found in the early to mid-Triassic period, where as we were digging in the late Triassic period," she said.

What makes this fossil so unique is this type of fish was thought to have been extinct in the Petrified Forest area where they were digging.

Leco says the find has made her even more fascinated with digging. She plans to go on many more digs in the future.