Fossil Collection from Middle Devonian Rock Layers in Canadian High Arctic for Comparison to Existing Fossils of Similar Age in Alberta, Europe and Siberia

Regions: Inuvialuit Settlement Region, Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut

Tags: museum, fossils, paleontology

Principal Investigator: Johnston, Paul A. (4)
Licence Number: 11143
Organization: Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology
Licensed Year(s): 1994 1991
Issued: Jan 01, 1991
Project Team: Dr. J. Jin

Objective(s): To collect fossil clams and snails (430 million years old); to search for fossils of some of the earliest land vertebrate animals; to collect Museum quality fossil specimens for a new exhibit and to improve the collection of the Royal Tyrrell Museum;

Project Description: Using maps and air photographs, the researchers will discover where to find specific layers of rock that may contain fossil remains of ancient sea life. Their search will focus on fossil clams, snails and also some of the earliest back-boned animals to appear on land.