Canada’s first known dinosaurs: palaeontology and collecting history of upper Cretaceous vertebrates in southern Alberta and Saskatchewan, 1874-1889

The first dinosaur fossils ever collected in Canada moved from drawer to drawer for almost 200 years without being analyzed! I looked at and identified each specimen and tracked down records by the early fossil collectors who found them.

This paper is now published. You can read it in the Journal of Earth Sciences History, or contact me for a PDF copy. Don’t forget to read my Twitter thread on the paper, which is full of interesting history facts that didn’t make it into the publication.

Alex Quesnel © Canadian Museum of Nature

This project is currently being turned into a paper. More on the project can be found here and here.