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Bruce!                   Amazing News!                  

 




The Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre has been awarded with a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORD® for having the largest mosasaur on display in the world.

Earlier in 2014 comparative research undertaken by the CFDC and its partners revealed Bruce's, world class size at just over 13 metres (43 feet) in length.

"Once our research confirmed the size we immediately started thinking about pursuing a world record," said CFDC executive director Peter Cantelon. "We submitted all of our research to the folks at GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® and were thrilled to have it confirmed. It is great for people to be able to come and see something here in Morden that cannot be seen anywhere else on the planet. It's great for Manitoba and it's great for Canada."

'Bruce' represents the largest and most ferocious of marine predators from the late Cretaceous period 80 million years ago. With four sets of terrifying and enormous teeth the mosasaur is sometimes referred to as the Sea-Rex because of its status as top predator.

The Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre houses the largest collection of marine reptile fossils in Canada.
Become a Palaeontologist! The CFDC and its Fossil Dig Adventure and Museum Tours are available to the public and groups all year long. More information is available by calling (204) 822-3406 or by visiting the website

Media Contact:
Peter Cantelon, Executive Director, Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre, Peter@discoverfossils.com or (204) 822-3406

The CFDC houses Canada's largest collection of marine reptile fossils including 'Bruce' "the largest mosasaur on display in the world at more than 13 metres or 43 feet in length. The CFDC also houses the world's largest and most complete Squalicorax (shark) as well as the world's only publicly displayed vial of Woolly Mammoth blood and many other unique exhibits. Come DIG INTO Manitoba's past.

Maclean's Magazine Lists CFDC as Top 5 Manitoba Travel Destination. Read the article here.

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The Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre houses the largest collection of marine reptile fossils in Canada. If you like dinosaurs or sea monsters you will love "Bruce" our 43 ft (13 mtr) Mosasaur, the fiercest of all the marine reptiles. He's bigger than a T Rex and just as scary. It's because of him that the Cretaceous seas were considered the most dangerous of all time. Join our staff on the beautiful Manitoba Escarpment in their search for Bruce's mother. All you have to do is register for one of our Fossil Dig Programs to begin your own outdoor fossil finding adventure.

"Dedicated to excellence in fossil preservation, research and learning experiences."

Swimming with Bruce

Swimming With Bruce in 3D

The Canadian landscape is host to a vast array of great fossils, from dinosaurs in the west to marine reptiles in the prairies.

This fossil museum in Morden, Manitoba offers a great presentation of prehistoric life in the Western Interior Seaway. Come to the museum and meet our T.rex of the Sea, �Bruce�. At 43 feet in length, our �Bruce� is the world's largest Mosasaur on display. Our fossils are marine reptiles, but many think of them as the �underwater dinosaurs� of Manitoba.

We offer the following programs to our visitors: Fossil Dig Adventure Tours, Guided Museum Tours, Summer Day Camps for kids, School Museum Tours, School Dig Tours & an Indoor Fossil Program.

We collect fossils from these ancient animals:

  • Mosasaurs - Hainosaurus, Tylosaurus, Clidastes, Platecarpus, Plioplatecarpus
  • Plesiosaurs - Elasmosaurids, Polycotylids
  • Sharks - Sqaulicorex
  • Fish - Xiphactinus, Pachyrhizodus, Ichthyodectes, Enchodus, Elopopsis, Cimolichthyes
  • Turtles - Archelon, Protostega, Toxochelys
  • Birds - Hesperornis, Ichthyomis, Baptornis, Parahesperornis
  • Squid

We hope that as you scan through these Web pages, your imagination will take you back 80 Million years - further than the mind can fully comprehend. What you will discover are skeletal drawings and artists renditions of large marine reptiles which existed in this area of Canada during the Cretaceous Period. Go ahead! Start your excursion! We hope it will arouse your curiosity sufficiently to bring you to our Museum to see the largest collection of Marine Reptile Fossils in Canada.

 

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