Tag Archives: Fossils

Dinos of Canada stamps Stampede into Canada Post Outlets

It’s not every day a palaeontologist introduces a new dinosaur species to the world! Jordan Mallon tells the story of “Judith”, the new horned dinosaur that he recently identified at the museum with colleagues. Continue reading

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Finders are not Keepers

Kieran Shepherd, the museum’s Curator of Palaeobiology, explains the arrival in our fossil collection of a new palaeo star named Tiktaalik. Continue reading

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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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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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Thinking Back, Looking Ahead: The 2014 Palaeobiology Field Season in Alberta

Another year and more discoveries from bonebeds and microsites by Dr. Jordan Mallon and his team. Continue reading

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From foothills to badlands—fossil discoveries in Alberta

Palaeontologist Jordan Mallon reports from the field about his team’s discoveries. Continue reading

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Alberta Bound! Returning to hunt for dinosaur fossils

Ready to go! Dinosaur expert Jordan Mallon leads his second field expedition and is excited at what he may find. Continue reading

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The Most Prestigious Can of Tomatoes You’ll Ever See: The Canadian Museum of Nature’s R.W. Brock Award

Palaeontologist Xiao-chun Wu rewarded for his work by can of tomatoes? Yes! Paul Sokoloff explains the origin of the R.W. Brock Award, its prestige, and its unusual trophy. Continue reading

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A Centennial Celebration

In 1913 our museum opened its first fossil gallery – Dino expert Jordan Mallon reflects on this anniversary. Continue reading

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Dino Parcels Unwrapped

Thanks to tireless museum volunteers, fossil fragments found 100 years ago are being unwrapped and properly labelled—an immense help to the researchers who would study them. Continue reading

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