New species of dinosaur named in Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan has a new species of dinosaurs and it will go by the name of "Thescelosaurus Assiniboiensis," after Saskatchewan's historic District of Assiniboia. SEE LARGER IMAGE.
Dr. Harold Bryant is the Director of the Royal Saskatchewan Museum (RSM).
“It sort of increases the sense of the biodiversity, the range of species that were found in Saskatchewan back in the age of dinosaurs,” explained Bryant of the big news.
The partial remains of the 66-million-old-year-old plant-eater were found back in 1968 in southwest Saskatchewan by Albert E. Swanston. Swanston worked at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum as a technician.
You can see the remains for yourself at the T.Rex Discovery Centre in Eastend.
An exact cast is also on display at the RSM in Regina.
Edited by News Talk Radio's Sabeen Ahmad and Karen Brownlee.