This year several fossils from the Ya Ha Tinda Lagerstätte are on display!
A belemnoid with soft tissue, a crinoid, and a fish skull!
Complete with a little blurb and some drawings!
I'm pretty excited, this is the first museum exhibit at the RTMP that I have helped design.
So, if you're in Alberta, stop by the Tyrrell (the whole museum is worth a visit!), and check out your little display.
To read more about these fossils, check out the following papers and news articles:
- UT Austin Press Release: www.jsg.utexas.edu/news/2017/01/exceptionally-preserved-jurassic-sea-life-found-in-new-fossil-site/
- Calgary Herald Article: http://calgaryherald.com/news/local-news/rare-jurassic-fossils-found-near-banff.
- Science Daily Article: www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/07/170715155134.htm
- Martindale, R.C., Them, T.R. II, Gill, B.C., Marroquín, S.M.*, Knoll, A.H., 2017. A new Early Jurassic fossil Lagerstätte from Ya Ha Tinda, Canada (~183 Ma). Geology, March 2017, 45, 255-258.
- Martindale, R.C. and Aberhan, M. 2017. Response of macrobenthic communities to the Toarcian Oceanic Anoxic Event in northeastern Panthalassa (Ya Ha Tinda, Alberta, Canada). Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. 478, 103–120.
- Maxwell, E.E., and Martindale, R.C. 2017. New Saurorhynchus (Actinopterygii: Saurichthyidae) material from the Early Jurassic of Alberta, Canada. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences. 54(7), 714-719