Earth Sciences Gallery

Our Earth Science Gallery describes Saskatchewan's fascinating ancient history and geological resources -- from how the formation of the Earth provided Saskatchewan with rich mineral resources, to giant reptiles, dinosaurs and other extinct creatures that have lived in Saskatchewan during the past two billion years.

  • CN T. rex Gallery

    Meet Scotty, the world's largest T. rex.

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  • Giant Reptiles and Dinosaurs

    The Cretaceous Period marked the end of the Age of Dinosaurs. Saskatchewan’s fossil record shows that the province was home to both carnivorous and herbivorous dinosaurs, including meat-eaters like  Tyrannosaurus rex, horned dinosaurs like Triceratops, and duck-billed dinosaurs such as Edmontosaurus. When the Cretaceous Period came to an end the dinosaurs, pterosaurs, mosasaurs and plesiosaurs, as well as a great variety of other species including micro-organisms and ammonoids, all become extinct.

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  • After the Dinosaurs

    Saskatchewan has the most complete Tertiary Period fossil record in Canada. The coal deposits left behind by the swamps in southern Saskatchewan contain a great deal about the species that roamed the land after the great Cretaceous extinction. Fish, crocodiles, turtles, salamanders, lizards and a variety of mammals were among the survivors. The fossils show that mammals diversified very quickly at about the time of the demise of the dinosaurs.

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