Category Archives: Fossils

Lady Luck visits the Alberta badlands

Hard work pays off for palaeontologist Dr. Jordan Mallon and his team as they find some horned dinosaur fossils and a large bonebed. Continue reading

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Dino-mania is back. Thanks, Jurassic World

A fan of the Jurassic Park movies, our dinosaur expert Jordan Mallon provides his thoughts about Jurassic World. Continue reading

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Hunting for Dinosaurs—You Can’t Always Get What You Want!

Our dinosaur researcher Dr. Jordan Mallon shares how excitement can quickly turn to disappointment when hunting for fossils. Continue reading

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In the Amazing Business: Museum Collections

A 3 metre-long tooth? A retractable stomach that penetrates the body of the prey? The museum’s collections are not lacking in surprising specimens! Continue reading

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Species Discoveries in 2014 at the Canadian Museum of Nature

Discovery of new species is a specialty of the museum’s scientific research, and a bumper crop was named and classified in 2014. Continue reading

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Cabinets, Cabinets Everywhere: Getting Ready to Welcome New Collections From Geological Survey of Canada

In 1842, Sir William Logan and his colleagues undertook a comprehensive geological survey of Canada. A great many of the specimens they collected are moving to the Canadian Museum of Nature. Palaeobiologist Kathlyn Stewart tells about the preparations that are underway to welcome these precious specimens. Continue reading

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Dinos of Canada gets my Stamp of Approval

Our dinosaur researcher Dr. Jordan Mallon shares his involvement as scientific advisor for a new set of Canada Post stamps. Continue reading

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Jawing about Dinosaurs: What the Herbivore’s Jaws Are Telling Us

What can we learn by studying the jaws of herbivorous dinosaurs that disappeared 75 million years ago? Palaeontologist Jordan Mallon tells us about his findings in a recent project. Continue reading

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The Brock Award for 2013

The Canadian Museum of Nature has a long history of research with expertise and leadership in species discovery and work in the Arctic. We continually produce new knowledge that is published in the scientific literature. Our scientific productivity in botany, … Continue reading

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Adventures in Argentina: Museo de La Plata and an Excursion into the Permian Period

Fascinating museums, splendours of nature and spectacular geology: Researcher Scott Rufolo tells about his travels in search of information for the Canadian Museum of Nature. Continue reading

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