MSc and PhD candidates identify fossilized footprint of a new species

Olivia King

Olivia King

Saint Mary’s MSc candidate Olivia King and PhD student Matt Stimson have published a paper in the international journal Ichnos about their research on the identification of the fossilized footprints of a new species.

The news was shared by the New Brunswick Museum., where King is Geology & Paleontology summer research assistant and Matt Stimson the Assistant Curator of Geology and Paleontology.

The two collaborated with Dr. Spencer Lucas, Curator of Paleonotology at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History, Albuquerque, New Mexico on the paper. 

Matt Stimson

Matt Stimson

“This is an important paper in that it sheds new light on the biodiversity of an important fossil site using footprints rather than the body fossils of the animals that made them,” said the release issued by the New Brunswick Museum.

Learn more, and access the paper at this link.