To get this blog warmed up, I thought I would post a few pictures about my ankylosaur-related travels from the past few years. I’ve had the opportunity to visit museums in several different countries now. Today I will start close to home with some pictures from the Royal Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller, Alberta, which I’ve visited several times now both for fun and work.
This is a photo of one of several extinct exhibits (did you see what I did there? eh?) that have been replaced recently. Extreme Dinosaurs showed some of the cool finds, mostly theropods if I recall correctly, from the Sino-Canadian Dinosaur Project. This fella is Sinraptor. I liked the blue and purple lighting.
Although this post is somewhat theropod-heavy, pachycephalosaurs are one of my favourite groups. I think this is one of the only models of a Stegoceras that I know of, and it’s a shame it’s not on display anymore.
Finally, we’ll end with a shot of the Triassic Hall, now inhabited by the stupendous Shonisaurus sikanniensis. This hall had a great diversity of skulls and mounts; in this photo we’ve got Dilophosaurus and Heterodontosaurus.