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‘Beautiful’ dinosaur fossil unearthed near Spirit River
Edmonton Journal ^ | October 2, 2013 | Marty Klinkenberg

Posted on 10/03/2013 12:29:16 PM PDT by Squawk 8888

EDMONTON - Experts are calling a dinosaur fossil unearthed in northern Alberta this week one of the “most complete finds in this part of the world in a long time.”

Brian Brake, executive director of the Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum, said the fossilized remains of a hadrosaur were discovered at an energy company’s work site near Spirit River.

Officials from the pipeline firm contacted the museum, which sent paleontologists to assess the find.

“What we have is a totally composed tail,” Brake said. “It’s beautiful.”

The Currie Museum contacted its counterparts at the Royal Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller, which sent a team to the work site on Wednesday.

The paleontologists will attempt to carefully remove the fossil from the work site as soon as possible, taking it to either the Tyrrell Museum or to the University of Alberta.

The portion of the tail is about three metres long and the bones along its tail can be easily seen. The hadrosaur, a plant-eating dinosaur with a bill that resembled a duck’s, was probably 10 to 15 metres long, Brake said. They existed during the Upper Cretaceous Period.


TOPICS: Canada; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: canada; dinosaur; dinosaurs; godsgravesglyphs; hadrosaur; paleontology
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1 posted on 10/03/2013 12:29:16 PM PDT by Squawk 8888
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2 posted on 10/03/2013 12:30:24 PM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: SunkenCiv; Clive; exg; Alberta's Child; albertabound; AntiKev; backhoe; Byron_the_Aussie; ...
To all- please ping me to Canadian topics.

Canada Ping!

3 posted on 10/03/2013 12:31:06 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (I'd give up chocolate but I'm no quitter)
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I am very tempted to hit the “report abuse” button...


4 posted on 10/03/2013 12:32:24 PM PDT by Magnum44 (I have had just about enough)
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To: b4its2late

She petrified before she died.


5 posted on 10/03/2013 12:33:48 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: Squawk 8888

That’s a beaut! Nice digging!


6 posted on 10/03/2013 12:33:52 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: b4its2late

Enough, already, with the pictures of dinosaurs...

It IS funny, though.


7 posted on 10/03/2013 12:34:40 PM PDT by Quality_Not_Quantity (Liars use facts when the truth doesn't suit their purposes.)
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Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, my eyes are melting!


8 posted on 10/03/2013 12:34:54 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: Squawk 8888

Well, that will shut down work in the area for a few years.

If it was my company it would have been ground into bone meal by heavy equipment. oops!


9 posted on 10/03/2013 12:36:09 PM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Squawk 8888

Very alligator like...


10 posted on 10/03/2013 12:38:19 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Squawk 8888
“What we have is a totally composed tail,” Brake said.

Looks decomposed to me...

11 posted on 10/03/2013 12:39:17 PM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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I can’t believe you did that.


12 posted on 10/03/2013 12:39:19 PM PDT by KittenClaws ( You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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PLEASE! No More. The saturation point has long been reached.

Mc


13 posted on 10/03/2013 12:50:29 PM PDT by mcshot (The takers exceed the makers and we're going down.)
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Hadrosaur

14 posted on 10/03/2013 12:51:57 PM PDT by Rio (Proud resident of the State of Jefferson)
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To: Squawk 8888
From what I understand the Hadrosaur was a pretty numerous and quite common dinosaur in the Cretaceous Age, about as numerous as pigeons are today.
15 posted on 10/03/2013 12:56:40 PM PDT by jmacusa
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To: b4its2late

Y’know, I would have hit abuse on that because it literally made me jump. But I’m not new here and should have seen it coming!!!


16 posted on 10/03/2013 12:57:48 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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17 posted on 10/03/2013 12:59:34 PM PDT by sauropod (Fat Bottomed Girl: "What difference, at this point, does it make?")
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To: b4its2late

There is nothing that approaches beautiful in your post. :P


18 posted on 10/03/2013 1:00:05 PM PDT by antidisestablishment (Mahound delenda est)
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To: b4its2late

Shame on you!


19 posted on 10/03/2013 1:02:50 PM PDT by shego
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To: Rio

Looks like the type of dinosaur that would make a good pet.


20 posted on 10/03/2013 1:03:48 PM PDT by Rennes Templar (Seen any scandal headlines lately?)
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