You’ll love the twists and turns, and you’ll realize how many things have to line up just right for fossils to be preserved in sedimentary rock and recovered intact.
Fossils give physical shape to the many different forms of life that came before us.
Royal Tyrrell director of preservation and research Dr.
Donald Brinkman called Megli’s unexpected discovery exciting.
Champsosaurs were semi- aquatic fresh water reptiles that resembled a small crocodile, measuring about two metres in length.
You’ll also marvel at the “Paleo Reef” display, that shows in vivid, colorful detail what life looked like under the seas as it evolved across a span of 600 million years, from the Cambrian to the Cretaceous Period – it’s like gazing into a time-machine aquarium.
A champsosaur fossil is pictured recently and was released Nov 8, 2012 after it was found Oct 12, 2012 by an Olds College grounds technician in a remote rock bed under some debris in Olds, Alberta.
Leona Megli discovered an exceptionally well-preserved champsosaur fossil in Olds, Alberta.
What they have been telling us simply does not fit the facts.
The truth is that this latest find is even more evidence that dinosaurs are far, far younger than we have traditionally been taught.
The fact that the samples were from a variety of species and sites all giving consistent results greatly reduces the chance that the results are from contamination.