So in last weeks excavation we found and exposed more of the turtles shell! Another exciting find with this is the possibility of a plastron, the underside of the turtle shell that is a bit like a breastplate! A femur or humerus may also be present, but the sediment covering it and my lack in experience with turtles leaves it up to question for now. Let me know what you think of the fossil and if there is anything else you want to see from the lab!
It’s another week in the lab and everyone is busy working on their projects. This week a turtle specimen was started that I will be posting updates on weekly. More info news to come next week!
The Predentary of ceratopsians was located at the tip of the lower jaw and acted much like a beak for cropping off vegetation for consumption
This ceratopsian predentary was found during the 2011 field season in Dinosaur Provincial Park in Alberta, Canada and was found isolated.
This is one view of the lab that is located in the basement of the biological Sciences building at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.