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Conservation group hails rare dinosaur discovery by father and son in Alberta

A Canadian conservation group says the discovery of a rare juvenile dinosaur by a father and son duo hiking in an isolated canyon in Alberta prairies in July demonstrates the benefits of nature conservation not only for the living species »

Internet, Science & Technology

Discovery of BC’s first unique dinosaur species

This is not the first time dinosaurs have been found in British Columbia, but none of them have been unique to the province… until now. A mysterious claw discovered by a geologist in a rock along a railway line in »

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New dinosaur discovery, ‘a goldmine’

If you saw the hit sci-fi film Jurassic Park, then you have some idea about Velociraptors.  However, unlike the movie version, they would be about the size of a today’s large turkeys, and were completely feather covered. A raptor fossil »

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Museum of Nature invites the public to see hidden collections

On October 19, 2019 the Canadian Museum of Nature invites the public in to see specimens of plants, animals, fossils and minerals that it usually keeps behind closed doors. The open house will give people access to dinosaur bones and »

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T-rex: Canada now home to the world’s largest carnivore

Saskatchewan, one of Canada’s prairie provinces, is now home to the largest and oldest specimen of a Tyrannosaurus rex. The well-preserved fossils, about 65 per cent of the beast, were found back in 1991, but it was only able to »

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Study challenges how to tell dinosaurs’ sex

Since the 1970s it has been common to tell male from female dinosaur remains by the size and shape of the bones, but a new study suggests that may not be a correct approach. Jordan Mallon, a paleontologist at the »

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Canadian and Argentine researchers find new dinosaur

One of the world’s leading vertebrate paleontologists, Canadian Philp Currie, has co-discovered another important dinosaur fossil. It’s a new species of theropod dinosaur related to the long snouted Megaraptor family. The University of Alberta professor and Canada Research Chair in »

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Alberta dinosaur museum- world-class award winner

Canada’s newest museum is dedicated to truly ancient creatures, and it’s seen as one of the best new museums in the world. The renowned travel magazine Conde Nast Traveller has named the Philip J Currie Dinosaur Museum  in Alberta as one »

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University of Alberta co-discovers ancient saltwater crocodile: big, nasty.

It was the largest of ancient saltwater crocodiles, but strangely, not related to saltwater crocodiles of today. It was big, probably around 10 metres long, with rows of large bullet-like teeth. Unlike some teeth, these seem designed not to pierce »

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New dinosaur species unveiled

Wild and scary looking horns all over its head, the Royal Ontario Museum is announcing their find of a new dinosaur species.  It’s new, but in fact very old, being the oldest species in the triceratops family. Dave Evans (PhD) »