If you’re a dinosaur enthusiast, or have one in the house, you probably want to visit the Royal Tyrrell Museum in Sept. for their international symposium on hadrosaurs, also known as duck-billed dinosaurs.
Palaeontologists, geologists, and dinosaur enthusiasts from around the world will be discussing one of the most diverse and abundant groups of dinosaurs discovered.
The Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology and the Royal Ontario Museum will present the International Hadrosaur Symposium, September 22-23 at the Royal Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller.
Hadrosaurs inhabited most of the earth by the end of the Mesozoic Era, or Age of Dinosaurs. “Duckbills” are also famous for the bizarre crests that adorned the skulls of some varieties, and the extremely large body sizes some varieties attained.
Scientists from Canada, the United States, Belgium, Argentina and Mongolia will give more than 50 presentations on current hadrosaur research. Topics will include origin and evolution of hadrosaurs, growth rates and behaviour, how the animals moved, fed, and interacted with other dinosaurs, and how their remains have been preserved. Presentations will examine fossils from Asia, Europe, and the Americas.
The International Hadrosaur Symposium is the fourth symposium hosted by the Royal Tyrrell Museum since 2005. The museum’s symposia are unique in encouraging the public to attend and mingle with scientific authorities.
Scientists in attendance this year include Phil Currie, Jack Horner, Pascal Godefroit, Rodolfo Coria, Khishigjav Tsogtbaatar and the symposium’s honoured guest, world-renowned hadrosaur expert David Weishampel. Also invited, from universities around the world, are graduate and post-doctoral students conducting innovative research on hadrosaurs.
Attendance at the conference is limited to 150 participants. Until August 31, a reduced registration rate is available. Click here for more information.
Operated by the Government of Alberta, the Royal Tyrrell Museum is located six kilometres northwest of Drumheller on Highway 838. For more information visit www.tyrrellmuseum.com or call 403-823-7707 (dial 310-0000 for toll-free access in Alberta).
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