Tylosaurus Skull


Geological Period: Cretaceous Period, Campanian Stage
Origin: Thornhill area, Manitoba
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Genus: Tylosaurus
Catalogue Number: V-95


Product Description

About This Specimen: This is the most complete skull described of the species Tylosaurus pembinensis. The original skull is in the Museum’s collection, but we are exhibiting a replica because the fossil is very fragile. The skull was collected by Edward Leith and Richard Sutton for the old Manitoba Museum, probably in about 1950. It was discovered in the open-pit bentonite mines near Thornhill. Leith and Sutton had to break the skull in half to fit it into the back of their car; if they didn’t take it that day it would have been destroyed by the mining!

$350 Specimen adoption includes:

  • 1 year adoption
  • Certificate & photo
  • Personal story/description explaining what the specimen means to you
  • Tax receipt for $350
  • Museum gift card $25
  • Invite to Annual Event