A rare, fossilized dinosaur skin impression has just gone on display at the Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre in Morden, Manitoba.
Visitors to the museum now have the opportunity to see what dinosaur skin actually looked like with the installation of this spectacular and detailed new fossil speciman.
The impression from an Edmontosaurus annectens was donated to the museum by Winnipeg fossil collector Katherine Breward. The fossil is from the Hell Creek formation of North Dakota indicating the herbivorous creature lived approximately 65.5 million years ago – just prior to the extinction event that wiped the dinosaurs out.
The Edmontosaurus could grow up to 13 meters in length and weigh more than 3,000 kg.
“We are incredibly fortunate to have received this amazing donation,” said CFDC palaeontologist Victoria Markstrom. “Donating pieces like this to the CFDC is great for the public who would otherwise never have a chance to see it not to mention the value to scientific research.”
The CFDC is open seven days a week all year long. Hours Monday-Friday from 10 am to 5 pm and weekends Noon-5 pm. For more information call 204-822-3406, email firstname.lastname@example.org visit www.discoverfossils.com.
Visitor’s will be treated to the largest collection of marine reptile fossils in Canada including the world’s largest Mosasaur – the Guinness Record holder – Bruce!