Year in Review: 2018 Highlights

As we approach a new year, we’re looking back on a few of the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology’s many 2018 highlights – with grateful thanks to everyone who supports our work! In 2018 The Royal Tyrrell Museum welcomed more than 450,000 visitors. Delivered public programs to over 35,000 participants. Presented over 1000 school programs … Continue reading Year in Review: 2018 Highlights

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Profile: Dr. Don Brinkman, Curator Emeritus

Dr. Don Brinkman began working for the Royal Tyrrell Museum as Curator of Vertebrates in 1982. He was the Museum’s Director of Preservation and Research for a decade leading up to his retirement in November 2018. As Curator Emeritus, Dr. Brinkman continues to study how ancient animals lived in their environments during the Age of … Continue reading Profile: Dr. Don Brinkman, Curator Emeritus

New Species of Turtle Named in Honour of Community Where it Was Discovered

New research by Dr. Jordan Mallon, Canadian Museum of Nature, and Dr. Don Brinkman, Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology, introduces a new species of Basilemys turtle, Basilemys morrinensis. The species name honours the village of Morrin, Alberta for its role in the discovery of the specimen. Basilemys was a large, terrestrial turtle over one metre … Continue reading New Species of Turtle Named in Honour of Community Where it Was Discovered