Missing March Madness? All through April, we’ll be holding a series of match-ups between different prehistoric creatures! Our competitive bracket will be archosaurs, a group of upright, active reptiles that includes crocodiles, birds, non-avian dinosaurs, and a variety of other extinct families. Throughout the month there will be different face-offs between divisions of animals as shown in the bracket.


If you want to play along, choose which animal you think would be the winner in each match-up. Just like in basketball, contestants are seeded. Animals with the smallest numbers beside their names are the highest-seeded, and stand a better chance of winning. We will be posting a play-by-play of each match written by museum staff and palaeontologists from other museums. Follow along with April Archosaur Absurdity and see how well your favourite fossil creatures do!


This online event was inspired by Mammal March Madness, created by Dr. Katie Hinde. We thank Dr. Hinde for her assistance in bringing this event to you. For more information on Mammal March Madness, please see here.

This event has been made possible by the generous donation of time by experts Robin Sissons and Dr. Corwin Sullivan, in cooperation with the staff of the Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum.

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