July 2009 SaskSecrets

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Dinosaur Trivia

Scotty the T.rexNear what small Saskatchewan town was “Scotty”, one of the most complete skeletons of a Tyrannosaurus rex, found?

a) Frontier
b) Eastend
c) Swift Current
d) Gravelbourg

Answer:

b) Eastend. It was near the tiny town of Eastend, where one of the largest skeletons of a Tyrannosaurus rex was found. At the T.rex Discovery Centre in Eastend, Scotty, as the Tyrannosaurus rex has become affectionately known, provides a glimpse into Saskatchewan's prehistoric past. It is believed that Scotty is the most complete T.rex skeleton found in Canada and one of the top five in the world.

Scotty was first found in 1991 by a high school principal who was out on expedition with two paleontologists from the Royal Saskatchewan Museum. The Regina-based museum began the excavation in 1994 and more parts of Scotty were found in the summer of 2002.

For more information about the T.rex Discovery Centre in Eastend, click here.