Tag Archives: Fossils

Bonebeds and dinosaur remains—three weeks of prospecting in Alberta

Palaeontologist Jordan Mallon summarizes his successful fieldwork along the South Saskatchewan River. Continue reading

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Trenching a Turtle—Saving a Fossil for Study

A fossil turtle found in the field provides a great lesson on how you go from fossil in the ground to specimen in our collections. Continue reading

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Dangers of the Badlands

It’s important to keep your eyes open to avoid hazards while searching for dinosaur bones. Continue reading

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Hunting a historic quarry for signs of Canada’s first dinosaur

Jordan Mallon is excited to visit the birthplace of Canadian dinosaur palaeontology. Continue reading

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After Dinosaurs Die—Searching for Fossil Evidence

Permits, plans and packing – Palaeontologist Jordan Mallon prepares to lead his first field expedition, as he searches for dino remains in southern Alberta. Continue reading

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Dino Idol: And the Winner Is…

Canadian Club! Preparation of the fossil—the pelvis and tail of an ankylosaur—will take a long time, but the fossil holds a certain scientific interest for palaeontologist Jordan Mallon. Continue reading

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Dino Idol Contestant #5: Regal Ed—A Priceless Holotype

Only the skull of this duck-billed dinosaur is already prepared. Will museum visitors vote for this contestant so that the rest of the skeleton can be prepared and studied? Continue reading

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Dino Idol Contestant #4: Canadian Club—A Powerful Tail

Ankylosaurs have tails with a lot of clout. Paleontologist Jordan Mallon wants to know if Canadian Club may be a rare addition to our collections. Continue reading

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Dino Idol Contestant #3: Stumpy—The Mystery of the Missing Horn

Palaeontologist Jordan Mallon would study the skull of the dinosaur known as “Stumpy” in order to determine if one of its horns had resorbed. Does this fossil get your vote? Continue reading

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Dino Idol Contestant #2: Mystery Jaw—A Carnivore in Search of an Identity

Dino Idol is underway and palaeontologist Jordan Mallon is intrigued by Mystery Jaw. It belongs to a carnivore, but little else is known. Continue reading

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