Dinosaur skeleton unearthed
TUMBLER RIDGE, B.C.—It took five years of painstaking work on a remote B.C. hillside near the Alberta border, but last week paleontologist Richard McCrea and his team finally unearthed the most complete dinosaur skeleton ever found in B.C.
But still the hunt continues: the roughly 73 million-year-old hadrosaur is missing its head.
“There’s at least two other dinosaurs in the area, and this kind of animal, the hadrosaurs, they did not live in small groups,” he explained, speculating there could be at least 30 more skeletons yet to be excavated in what he called a “bone bed.”
McCrea said it’s possible the hadrosaur’s head was scavanged by a tyrannosaurus.