“This is going to sound weird. Scotty, the most massive Tyrannosaurus rex in the world, is on display at Royal Saskatchewan Museum. Persons says that Scotty reached the "ripe old age of 30" but they do not know whether Scotty was a male or a female. The Museum collection, then housed in the Provincial Legislative Building, was decimated by the 1912 Regina Cyclone. Email info@royalsaskmuseum.ca. "The difference between them is only about 400 kilograms in Scotty's favour," Persons said. The backbreaking work starts at the dig site with a track hoe removing boulders and sometimes entire hillsides, followed by jackhammers to plow through an iron stone layer. Yes, on Thursday, the Augusta Invitational... Jamie Nye: Ready to settle in for a tradition unlike any other. It took two major excavations to pull Scotty’s skeleton from the ground, the first in 1994-95 followed by a second excavation from 2000-03 when even more bones were found. This T. rex roamed Saskatchewan approximately 66 million years ago in the Cretaceous period, weighing an estimated 19,400 pounds (8,800kg) and stretching as long as a school bus. “It’s like, ‘OK, if I keep following it this way, (the bone) should be there.’ ”. Scotty was found in the badlands just outside of Eastend in 1991 by a high school teacher and paleontologists with the Royal Saskatchewan Museum who were out prospecting for fossils. Persons and his team discovered that Scotty lived quite a difficult life. Examine actual fossil specimens of flora and fauna found in Scotty's quarry and discover the habitat and environment in which Scotty lived. The month-long event will take a look at Saskatchewan’s rich history of dinosaurs and paleontology, which includes Scotty the World’s Largest T.Rex who was discovered near Eastend and now resides at the RSM. Smoke damage required the museum to close for four months. CLOSED Dec 31 to Jan 1. “We’re talking about a full-grown adult and it’s huge,” said McKellar. "The name Scotty comes from the celebration that was held after the skeleton was first found in the field," Persons said, "The crew wanted to raise a glass to Scotty and at that point the only suitable spirits they had left was an old bottle of scotch.". Evelyn Siegfried | Curator of Indigenous Studies, Ray G. Poulin | Curator of Vertebrate Zoology, Cory S. Sheffield | Curator of Invertebrate Zoology, Ryan C. McKellar | Curator of Invertebrate Palaeontology, Glenn C. Sutter | Curator of Human Ecology, The Friends of the Royal Saskatchewan Museum. Similar to how some of today’s animals compete within species for mates or property, T. rexes used to fight each other too. This T. rex roamed Saskatchewan approximately 66 million years ago in the Cretaceous period, weighing an estimated 19,400 pounds (8,800kg) and stretching as long as a school bus. Saskatchewan's Scotty has officially dethroned Chicago's Sue as the biggest Tyrannosaurus rex ever found. Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted. Discovered right here in Saskatchewan, an academic paper published in The Anatomical Record confirmed Scotty's new status as the world's largest and oldest T. rex, outsizing the Chicago Field Museum's SUE by 400 kg and more than 50 cm in length. The 30 years that Scotty lived were a rough three decades, maybe just as violent as in the movies. Mac the Moose looks to reclaim world's largest moose title, CBC's Journalistic Standards and Practices. Scotty is coming to the Royal Saskatchewan Museum (RSM) following decades of fossil excavation, preparation and study by paleontologists. Scotty is coming to the Royal Saskatchewan Museum (RSM) following decades of fossil excavation, preparation and study by paleontologists. Scott Persons is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Alberta Department of Biological Sciences. He was pulled into the project comparing T-rexes in 2010. Scotty was found in the badlands just outside of Eastend in 1991 by a high school teacher and paleontologists with the Royal Saskatchewan Museum who were out prospecting for fossils. You have to be able to see into the rock,” said Long. Originally discovered by an RSM research team in Saskatchewan’s Frenchman River Valley in 1991, Scotty’s fossilized remains were painstakingly removed – almost completely by hand – over two decades from the rock in which they were embedded. Find out why T. rex had small arms, and explore Scotty's many injuries. An artistic mind is helpful in reconstructing missing parts, comparing them to other bones in the collection to match, scaling them to size, painting to look like a real bone, 3D scanning and printing plus digital drawings of what Scotty might have looked like. CLOSED Dec 21 to 26  |  OPEN Dec 27 to 30  |   CLOSED Dec 31 to Jan 1  |  OPEN Jan 2 to 3. A previous version of this story indicated Scotty was bigger by 200 kilograms. Long has a background in art, which he said comes in handy while laying the bones out on the table, putting them all together like a puzzle with missing pieces. (Andrew Shepherd/980 CJME). Paleontologists working at the Scotty dig site near Eastend (Royal Saskatchewan Museum/Submitted). Closed Captioning and Described Video is available for many CBC shows offered on CBC Gem. Funded by the Ministry of Central Services, Heritage Canada’s Cultural Spaces Fund and CN. Ryan McKellar is the curator of invertebrate paleontology at the museum. The Royal Saskatchewan Museum is celebrating “all things dinosaur” in the province with a series of online events for 'Dinovember.' Long said it took him four months just to prepare the maxilla bone known as the upper jaw. He had an infection in his jaw and suffered from broken ribs. OPEN Jan 2 to 3. The CN T. rex Gallery brings Scotty to life through multiple exhibits, including the awe-inspiring recreation of the roar of a T. rex. While he said the size of the movie dinosaur seems to fluctuate from film to film, McKellar believes Scotty is fairly comparable to the Jurassic Park T. rex. Scotty was 13 metres long while Chicago's Sue was only 12.3 metres long. Sask. OPEN Friday to Sunday … Wes Long started as a volunteer and was hired by the RSM in 2001. Since the Jurassic Park movie, scientists have learned much more about feathers on dinosaur, which are the ancient ancestors to today’s birds. We reserve the right to close comments at any time. The first sign of spring will, for one year only, be the last sign of autumn. "It has got severe damage to a portion of its tail which may be the result of a bite wound from another Tyrannosaur," Persons said, "Scotty lived a violent life.". Scotty is 65-per-cent complete, which is good for a T. rex, but it’s missing its front limbs (arms), tips of its hind limbs (feet) and some elements of the vertebrae. Discovered right here in Saskatchewan, an academic paper published in The Anatomical Record confirmed Scotty's new status as the world's largest and oldest T. rex, outsizing the Chicago Field Museum's SUE by 400 kg and more than 50 cm in length. Wes Long (L) and Ryan McKellar (R) standing by T.rex bones in the paleo lab in Regina. The original bones are much too fragile, brittle and incredibly heavy to put on display as a standing skeleton. For Scotty, living to be over 28 years was not without its challenges. More hand tools are used in the lab to carefully free the bones from the rock that Scotty was entombed in for millions of years. Comments are welcome while open. Admission Donate $5 / visitor. It is a priority for CBC to create a website that is accessible to all Canadians including people with visual, hearing, motor and cognitive challenges. Today, Scotty's actual bones can be viewed in the T.rex Discovery Centre's laboratory. Audience Relations, CBC P.O. “We understand that feathering goes much, much deeper into the evolutionary tree of dinosaurs and even tyrannosaurs would have had some feathering,” said McKellar. He spent a decade preparing Scotty’s bones. “A lot of Scotty’s bones were in fairly poor condition so you’re constantly stabilizing with glue,” said Long.        Hours  Friday to Sunday                   10 a.m. to 5 p.m.Â,    Holidays  CLOSED Dec 21 to 26                 OPEN Dec 27 to 30                 CLOSED Dec 31 to Jan 1                 OPEN Jan 2 to 3  Admission  Donate $5 / visitor   Address  2445 Albert Street                 Regina, SK S4P 4W7     Phone   306-787-2815      Email   info@royalsaskmuseum.ca. The mentally exhausting process is time-consuming and requires a lot of focus. Scotty was first put on display at the T. rex Discovery Centre in Eastend in 2015. A T. rex tooth looks like a blunt banana, but researchers discover the secret behind it's destructive power. The biggest Tyrannosaurus rex ever discovered will stand tall for the first time in Regina next month. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. The Royal Saskatchewan Museum’s (RSM) Dinovember is set to present a roaring look at Saskatchewan’s home-grown dinosaurs, fossils, history and palaeontology, all … It … Address 2445 Albert Street. Scotty was discovered in the Frenchman River Valley near Eastend in 1991 between the release of the Jurassic Park novel (1990) and the Steven Spielberg movie (1993).

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