Paleontologists have been studying nodosaurs since the 1830s, but nobody had ever found a specimen like Borealopelta before. The key to its exceptional preservation was where it ended up after it died and how it got there.
Thanks to the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology for providing us with images for this episode. https://tyrrellmuseum.com/
And thanks as always to Ceri Thomas for the excellent Borealopelta illustrations! https://alphynix.tumblr.com/
And thanks to paleontologists Caleb Brown and Donald Henderson of the Royal Tyrrell Museum in Alberta, and Jakob Vinther of the University of Bristol for their help with this episode.
This video features this Paleogeographic Map: Scotese, C.R., 2019. Plate Tectonics, Paleogeography, and Ice Ages, YouTube video: https://youtu.be/UevnAq1MTVA.
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