The museum’s curator of dinosaur palaeoecology François Therrien took a crew to the site to investigate. After 12 days, they uncovered a large “log jam” of bones of the herbivore, including vertebrae measuring 60 cm and ribs nearly two metres long.
Therrien believes the bones may be the partial remains of a large triceratops, based on the shape of the vertebrae and the geological layer where they were found.
The museum said although triceratops remains are common in Saskatchewan and Montana, they are rarely found in Alberta’s rich fossil fields.
Story: Kate Schneider, QMI Agency | Photo: QMI Agency