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New Discoveries of 200 Million-year-old Lizard, Dinosaur Bones

Some of the oldest dinosaur bones in Canada were recently discovered along the Bay of Fundy and Nova Scotia researchers are heading back to the site at Wasson Bluff, Cumberland Co., to search for more.

Last month researchers from the Fundy Geological Museum in Parrsboro found four lizard-like reptile skulls with jaws and teeth intact, a theropod dinosaur skull bone and a tiny mammal-like reptile tooth.

Tim Fedak, director and curator of the museum, said the bones are 200 million years old and his team is heading back to Wasson Bluff July 28-31 for additional field work. The new specimens are on display at the museum.

“The new lizard-like reptile skulls and teeth found this year are very important for providing a window into an ancient earth that was recovering from a global mass extinction,” said Mr. Fedak. “It is exciting to think what else we may find as work continues this summer.”

Two special public tours of the research site will take place on Thursday, July 28, and Saturday, July 30. The tours, beginning at 1 p.m., leave from the museum, 162 Two Islands Rd., Parrsboro.

For more information, visit http://fundygeological.novascotia.ca/events .

Source: Release

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