Dinosaur collecting in western Canada, between 1874-1889, formed the foundation of Canadian palaeontology as we know it. The fossils that were found, and their scientific significance, were poorly understood until now. By documenting the historical collection of these fossils and identifying them taxonomically, Brigid Christison and her colleagues uncovered numerous first Canadian occurrences which were previously unrecorded, along with some first global occurrences.
Learn more about Prehistoric Canada at: https://earthscienceshistory.org/doi/pdf/10.17704/1944-6187-39.1.184
Brigid Christison is a Master’s student in Biology supervised by Jeff Dawson and Danielle Fraser. Her contributions to the above article were in contribution with the Palaeobiology department at the Canadian Museum of Nature, working with Dr. Jordan Mallon.