Canadian Museum of Nature

Canadian Museum of Nature

May 16, 2016 15:00 ET

Media Advisory/Photo Op: New Species of Dinosaur, Wednesday, May 18, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 16, 2016) - Media are invited to the Canadian Museum of Nature's Research and Collections facility for the announcement and viewing of a new species of dinosaur described by paleontologist Dr. Jordan Mallon and a research team. The dinosaur was acquired by the museum in 2015. Media will be able to view the fossil bones and conduct interviews.

NOTE: The story is embargoed until 2 pm on May 18 when the official scientific paper describing this new species is published in the journal PLOS ONE.

WHAT: Media viewing/photo op of new dinosaur species
WHO: Spokespeople include:
  • Dr. Jordan Mallon, Paleobiologist, Canadian Museum of Nature.
  • Dr. Mark Graham, VP Research and Collections, Canadian Museum of Nature
WHEN: Wednesday, May 18, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Remarks followed by viewing of fossils and interviews.
WHERE: Fossil Collections, Natural Heritage Campus (Research and Collections Facility of Canadian Museum of Nature), 1740 Pink Road, Gatineau (Aylmer sector)

The Canadian Museum of Nature is Canada's national museum of natural history and natural sciences. The museum provides evidence-based insights, inspiring experiences and meaningful engagement with nature's past, present and future. It achieves this through scientific research, a 10.5 million specimen collection, education programs, signature and travelling exhibitions, and a dynamic web site, nature.ca.

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