Late Cretaceous geology and fossils of Dinosaur Provincial Park
Published:January 01, 2017
Dennis R. Braman, Donald B. Brinkman, Donald M. Henderson, 2017. "Late Cretaceous geology and fossils of Dinosaur Provincial Park", Geologic Field Trips of the Canadian Rockies: 2017 Meeting of the GSA Rocky Mountain Section
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Dinosaur Provincial Park (DPP) was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979, but in 1955 the exceptional quality and abundance of dinosaur fossils were already recognized with 80 km2 of the richest fossil beds being set aside as an Alberta, Canada, provincial park. DPP represents possibly the best window into the biology of the Late Campanian anywhere in the world. At present, more than 35 species of dinosaurs, 32 species of fish, 10 species of amphibians, 29 taxa of non-dinosaurian reptiles, 1 bird, and 20 taxa of mammals are known to have been discovered in DPP....