Dinosaur Injuries Interpreted Through Footprints

A scientific paper published in Ichnos: An International Journal for Plant and Animal Traces, called “Vertebrate Ichnopathology: Pathologies Inferred from Dinosaur Tracks and Trackways from the Mesozoic”, focuses in-depth on a rarely published component of palaeontology—ichnopathology. Darren Tanke of the Royal Tyrrell Museum assisted nine other authors from Canada, the United States, and China in … Continue reading Dinosaur Injuries Interpreted Through Footprints

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Royal Tyrrell Museum announces new species of dinosaur

This morning, at 10:30 MST, the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology unveiled a new species of horned dinosaur in our latest exhibit, Fossils in Focus. This particular specimen is the most impressive horned dinosaur discovery since the Triceratops. Regaliceratops peterhewsi (68.5 - 67.5 million years) is a newly described genus and species of ceratopsid (horned … Continue reading Royal Tyrrell Museum announces new species of dinosaur

Alberta: Land of Dinosaurs and Other Palaeontological Wonders

Royal Tyrrell Museum Speaker Series celebrates 140 years of dinosaur discoveries in Alberta. Dr. François Therrien from the Royal Tyrrell Museum on “Alberta: Land of Dinosaurs and Other Palaeontological Wonders.” In addition to the Rocky Mountains and its oil industry, Alberta enjoys an international reputation for another type of natural resource: dinosaurs. Based on the … Continue reading Alberta: Land of Dinosaurs and Other Palaeontological Wonders

A Definitive Guide to Triprojectates

My research is different from other palaeontologists working at the Royal Tyrrell Museum. I study part of a living life cycle; organic-walled microfossils like plant spores and pollen, fungal spores, and algae. These microscopic fossils are scooped up with sediment, bathed in acid to dissolve unwanted materials, mounted on slides, and examined closely under a … Continue reading A Definitive Guide to Triprojectates