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Just out | Vase-shaped microfossils from the Tonian Callison Lake Formation of Yukon, Canada: taxonomy, taphonomy and stratigraphic palaeobiology @ Palaeontology

Just out @ Palaeontology Vase-shaped microfossils from the Tonian Callison Lake Formation of Yukon, Canada: taxonomy, taphonomy and stratigraphic palaeobiology Author(s) Phoebe A. Cohen, Spencer W. Irvine, Justin V. Strauss Abstract: Vase-shaped microfossils (VSMs), interpreted as the remains of testate amoebae, are found in late Tonian sedimentary rocks around the world. Here we explore the taxonomy, taphonomy and stratigraphical occurrence of VSMs from the Callison Lake Formation of the Coal Creek

On the News | Canada | Drumheller to name downtown streets after dinosaurs @ Calgary Herald

On the News @ Calgary Herald Title:  Drumheller to name downtown streets after dinosaurs Anna Junker Excerpt: “Residents and visitors of Drumheller may soon be driving down streets such as Daspletosaurus Avenue or walking along Pachycephalosaurus Way. The Town of Drumheller recently launched an online poll to gather public input on which dinosaur names are worthy of the new street signs. As a part of Drumheller’s Canada 150 celebrations, the

On the News | Canada | Harvard team fossil hunting at Blue Beach @ Herald News

On the News @ Herald News Title:  Harvard team fossil hunting at Blue Beach Heather Desveaux Excerpt: “The Blue Beach Fossil Museum near Hantsport has some special visitors. Scientists from the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University are on the hunt for some special fossils that haven’t been located anywhere else in the world, other than Scotland. Dr. Stephanie Pierce, curator of vertebrate paleontology, brought a team of three

On the News | Canada | University of Alberta student names dinosaur species after late mother @ CBC

On the News @ CBC Title:  University of Alberta student names dinosaur species after late mother Travis McEwan Excerpt: “A University of Alberta undergraduate student got a second chance at becoming a paleontologist four years ago after his mother died. And now he’s naming a dinosaur species after her. Aaron Van Der Reest, 36, spent Tuesday in Dinosaur Park, Alta., a hotbed of fossilized dinosaur discoveries, waiting for the rainy weather to

On the News | Canada | Chiropractor on holiday discovers B.C.'s first dinosaur skull @ CBC News

On the News @ CBC News Title:  Chiropractor on holiday discovers B.C.’s first dinosaur skull Roshini Nair Excerpt: “A Vancouver Island chiropractor on a camping trip in Tumbler Ridge, B.C., discovered a stunning addition to B.C.’s dinosaur fossil collection: the province’s first dinosaur skull. Rick Lambert, along with his wife Sonia, had been spending time exploring the hiking trails in the area in B.C.’s northeast. The Tumbler Ridge area has

On the News | 'I really want to touch it': U of A experts discover dinosaur skin fossils @ CBC News

On the News @ CBC News Title:  ‘I really want to touch it’: U of A experts discover dinosaur skin fossils Excerpt: “Members of an international research team, including paleontologists from the University of Alberta, know what it’s like to touch a Tyrannosaurus rex. Scott Persons, a paleontology fellow at the University of Alberta, and a team of international researchers have discovered the first record of skin samples from Tyrannosaurus rex,

On the News | Canada | CFDC Launches Mobile Game Where Kids "Dig" For Fossils @ Pembina Valley Online

On the News @ Pembina Valley Online Title:  CFDC Launches Mobile Game Where Kids “Dig” For Fossils Excerpt: “The Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre (CFDC) in Morden leaped onto the digital stage Thursday morning. The museum launched an interactive mobile game which gives visitors the chance to collect fossils and create their own “Bruce” while they walk through the museum. “The idea was to leverage devices that people are already using,” said

On the News | Canada | Flatulent robo-dinosaur goes on display at museum @ c|net

On the News @ c|net Title:  Flatulent robo-dinosaur goes on display at museum Excerpt: “The new World’s Giant Dinosaurs exhibit just opened inside a massive hall at the Manitoba Museum in Canada. The show features a mind-blowing combination of real fossils and robotic dinosaurs stretching more than 60 feet (18 meters) in length. Even better, there’s a farting dinosaur and a peeing dinosaur. In our ongoing fascination with the extinct

On the News | Canada | Five questions with Donald Henderson, curator at Alberta’s Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology @ The Globe and Mail

On the News @ The Globe and Mail Title:  Five questions with Donald Henderson, curator at Alberta’s Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology Excerpt: “This month, the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology, near Drumheller, Alta., unveiled a new exhibit of fossils found at industrial sites. The centrepiece is the nodosaur, a 110-million-year- old fossil unearthed from a Suncor mine in the oil sands. Donald Henderson, the museum’s curator of dinosaurs, calls

On the News | Canada | Ancient mammoth tusk to wow visitors @ Alaska Highway News

On the News @ Alaska Highway News Title:  Ancient mammoth tusk to wow visitors Excerpt: “The Visitor Information Centre in Taylor has a mammoth new artifact on display. On Monday, Tom and Thelma Ostero donated a replica of a 50-pound, 27,000-year-old mammoth tusk to the district as part of ceremonies unveiling the refurbished replica of Alexander Mackenzie’s wooden canoe. The tusk was discovered by Wayne Gordon at the Nels Ostero gravel