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Latest Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology Stories

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2011-03-26 08:28:02

The bones of a dinosaur thought to be around 110 million years old were discovered Monday in the Canadian oil sands.

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2008-11-14 14:42:36

Canadian researchers have been given a unique look at dinosaur reproduction and the evolution of birds as they've narrowed down the likely owner of a dinosaur nest, abandoned on a river's edge 77 million years ago.

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2008-10-02 17:01:16

The fossils revealed a herd of dinosaurs that perished in a catastrophic event 72.5 million years ago. The animals are characterized by a bony frill on the back of the skull ornamented with smaller horns. They also had large bony structures above their nose and eyes which lends them their name: Pachyrhinosaurus (thick-nosed lizard). These structures probably supported horns of keratin.

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2008-09-23 15:45:00

An unusual breed of dinosaur that was the size of a chicken, ran on two legs and scoured the ancient forest floor for termites is the smallest dinosaur species found in North America

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2008-08-29 10:17:13

Researchers discover first prehistoric pregnant turtle and nest of eggs in badlands of Alberta, Canada.

2008-03-25 12:00:24

Canadian scientists have identified one of North America's oldest and most complete plesiosaur fossils, and the oldest yet from the Cretaceous Period.

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2008-03-20 11:45:00

One of the oldest and most complete plesiosaur fossils recovered in North America, and the oldest yet discovered from the Cretaceous Period, represents a new genus of the prehistoric aquatic predator.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.