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Scotty the Tyrannosaurus rex

On August 16, 1991, then high school teacher, Robert Gebhardt from Eastend joined RSM palaeontologists on a prospecting expedition to the exposed bedrock along the Frenchman River Valley to learn how fossils are found and identified in the field. Within a half a day, he discovered the base of a heavily worn tooth, and a vertebra from the tail, both suggesting that they belonged to a T. rex

In June 1994, RSM palaeontologists began excavating the T. rex, one of the largest known carnivorous dinosaurs. Over 6,000 people visited Scotty's excavation site during 1994.

Excavation Site

The 65 million year old skeleton was the first T. rex skeleton found in Saskatchewan and one of only 12 known in the world at the time. As the individual bones were removed from the rock in the RSM lab, Scotty provided new information both about T. rex and about prehistoric Saskatchewan.

T.rex Tooth

About 30 of the estimated 60 teeth have been found. They range in length from 3 cm to 28 cm.

Scotty's bones have been copied and cast into a complete skeleton which is now on display at the T.rex Discovery Centre

Scotty the T. rex