A dinosaur claw discovery has been made last year in the Drumheller valley, but identified recently as an Albertosaurus claw.
"I mentioned it to a few people, took one of the tech's out there and said 'yeah, that's a good claw'. Yesterday afternoon (June 4) I took one of my camp staff out there, recovered it and identified it," stated Morgan Syvertsen, Encana Badlands Science Camp Coordinator for the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology.
Syvertsen noted that he discovered the claw while he was on a run. Morgan and those excavating it knew it was a claw, but couldn't tell from which species.
"At first we thought it was from a much smaller predator, we speculated a Dromaeosaurus and a Troodon, but Don Brinkman identified it as a juvenile Albertosaurus," Syvertsen explained.
"We brought it in and got the curators to look at it. It won't be ending up in private hands," he concluded.
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