AUGUST 20, 2021

 

This hadrosaur tail is in the process of being prepared in our lab. It’s articulated (arranged like they were in life), with a single 
AUGUST 13, 2021

 

To celebrate our upcoming Palaeo-Palooza event, Down to Earth, this #FossilFriday is all about fossil preparation. Fossil preparation is the process of slowing brushing away …
AUGUST 6, 2021

 

This week’s #FossilFriday features teeth and jaws from tyrannosaurs housed at the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology in Alberta. Tyrannosaurs are some of the most well known dinosaurs
JUly 30, 2021

 

In preparation for this weekend’s High-in-the-Sky Palaeo-Palooza, this week’s #fossilfriday will spotlight an early bird! Mesozoic birds had developed rudimentary flight by the late Jurassic, and in the Cretaceous period, the ornithuromorphs, the group that would give rise …

JUly 23, 2021

 

This week’s #fossilfriday is the wonderful triangular shaped predentary. This bone makes up the front part of Pachyrhinosaurus lakustai’s lower jaw and connects the 2 lower jaw …

JUly 9, 2021

 

These photos show a Pachyrhinosaurus lakustai skull before and after months of careful preparation in our lab …

JUly 2, 2021

 

Found in the lower Horseshoe Canyon Formation, Atrociraptor marshalli is the only described dromaeosaur species from the formation. Atrociraptor is …

JUNE 25, 2021

 

This isolated tooth comes from a small species of dromaeosaur, or ‘raptor’ found only at the Pipestone Creek bonebed …

JUNE 18, 2021

 

This weeks #FossilFriday features “ROM 696”, a piece of the upper jaw (the maxilla) of a hadrosaurid dinosaur from the Cretaceous period of Alberta, housed in the fossil collections at the Royal …

JUNE 11, 2021

 

The teeth you see here belong to hardosaurs, or “duck-billed” dinosaurs. Hadrosaur teeth were small and diamond-shaped, as seen in the two examples on the left hand side …

JUNE 4, 2021

 

The gnarly, pitted bone texture of this hadrosaur vertebra indicates that the animal it belonged to may have had some kind of bone condition or disease shortly before it died! #FossilFriday

May 28, 2021

 

For today’s #FossilFriday feast your eyes on these beautiful lower jaws from the ceratopsian dinosaur, 𝑃𝑎𝑐ℎ𝑦𝑟ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑜𝑠𝑎𝑢𝑟𝑢𝑠 𝑙𝑎𝑘𝑢𝑠𝑡𝑎𝑖, recovered from the local Pipestone Creek Bonebed. The size and shape of these jaws are different because they are from different growth stages in the horned dinosaur’s life. …

May 21, 2021

 

A complex #FossilFriday specimen made up of broken shells, fish bones, and partially buried prehistoric shark teeth (outlined in yellow). Found near the Bad Heart River and generously donated …

May 14, 2021

 

#FossilFriday a fragmented parietal (back part of the skull or frill) belonging to a baby ceratopsid, 𝑃𝑎𝑐ℎ𝑦𝑟ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑜𝑠𝑎𝑢𝑟𝑢𝑠 𝑙𝑎𝑘𝑢𝑠𝑡𝑎𝑖, cradled in a sturdy support jacket after being cleaned, alongside a 10 cm scale bar showing its tiny nature …
May 7, 2021

 

Thanks to Dr. Oksana Vernygora, our #FossilFriday is the type specimen of a Late Cretaceous freshwater fish called 𝐻𝑜𝑟𝑠𝑒𝑠ℎ𝑜𝑒𝑖𝑐ℎ𝑡ℎ𝑦𝑠 𝑎𝑟𝑚𝑎𝑠𝑒𝑟𝑟𝑎𝑡𝑢𝑠 …

April 30, 2021

 

As summer is fast approaching, we are excited fieldwork will be resuming soon enough. Being #FossilFriday, we thought it fitting to showcase some of the earlier work done at Pipestone Creek bonebed by the @RoyalTyrrell field crews circa 1986 …

April 23, 2021


TMP 1978.004.0001, two lambeosaur proximal caudal vertebrae (close to where the tail attaches with the main body) and their associated chevron from …

April 16, 2021


This week’s #FossilFriday is a parietal bone piece from a Pachyrhinosaurus lakustai! The parietal is one of the bones that makes up the frill in horned dinosaurs. …

April 9, 2021


Here is the right maxilla or upper jaw bone of “Jane” (BMRP 2002.4.1), a ~13-year-old 𝑇𝑦𝑟𝑎𝑛𝑛𝑜𝑠𝑎𝑢𝑟𝑢𝑠. Jane was found in the Hell Creek Formation of southern Montana back in 2001 …

April 2, 2021


In celebration of Easter, today’s #FossilFriday is not just an Easter egg, but a dinosaur egg! From the museum’s education department comes a replica egg from a Late Cretaceous Asian dinosaur  …

March 26, 2021


#FossilFriday inspired by tomorrow’s Virtual Speaker Series guest Dr. Greg Funston, here is a beautiful virtual model of a jawbone from a tyrannosaur embryo. Remarkably, this jaw belonged to a tyrannosaur just over halfway through its development in the egg and it along with a claw …

March 19, 2021


As we are in the thick of March Mammal Madness, we thought it fitting to feature this cynodont skeleton for our #FossilFriday this week. This cynodont skeleton shows how small some of these mammalian-like animals could be … 

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