Even tadpoles have a fossil record

One of the most exciting things about the Royal Tyrrell Museum is that it’s more than a Museum, it's an active research facility, so there are exciting things happening all the time that further our understanding of ancient life. Dr. James Gardner, our Curator of Palaeoherpetology (the study of prehistoric reptiles and amphibians), has just … Continue reading Even tadpoles have a fossil record

Speaker Series 2016: Mesozoic Salamanders from Siberia, Kazakhstan, and Middle Asia

Salamanders are a group of amphibians that are easily recognized by their moderately elongate body and tail, two pairs of limbs, and smooth skin. Southern Alberta is home to two kinds of salamander: the tiger salamander on the plains (including in the Drumheller region) and the long-toed salamander in the foothills and Rocky Mountains. Most … Continue reading Speaker Series 2016: Mesozoic Salamanders from Siberia, Kazakhstan, and Middle Asia

Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology Researcher Co-edits Special Collection of Scientific Papers

How do scientists commemorate the career and accomplishments of their colleagues? Not with a party and gifts, but with a “Festschrift,” which is the publication of a special volume of scientific papers written and compiled in dedication to their colleague. Two former researchers at the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology each have been honoured with … Continue reading Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology Researcher Co-edits Special Collection of Scientific Papers

Special Edition of Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences Celebrates Royal Tyrrell Museum’s Thirty Years of Contributions to Science

Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences Direct link to issue Ottawa, ON (5 August 2015) – Canadian Science Publishing and the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology are pleased to announce the release of a special edition of Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences in recognition of the Museum’s thirtieth anniversary on September 25, 2015. The insatiable curiosity … Continue reading Special Edition of Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences Celebrates Royal Tyrrell Museum’s Thirty Years of Contributions to Science