Provincial park in the province of Alberta, Canada; UNESCO World Heritage site
|Dinosaur Provincial Park|
|Location||County of Newell / Special Area No. 2, near Brooks|
|Area||73.29 square kilometres (28.30 sq mi)|
|Governing body||Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation|
|Provincial Park of Alberta||1955|
|Designated||1979 (3rd session)|
|Region||Europe and North America|
The park is situated in the Red Deer River valley, which is noted for its striking badland topography, and abundance of dinosaur fossils. The park is well known for being one of the richest dinosaur fossil locales in the world. Fifty-eight dinosaur species have been discovered at the park and more than 500 specimens have been removed and exhibited in museums around the globe. The renowned fossil assemblage of nearly 500 species of life, from microscopic fern spores to large carnivorous dinosaurs, justified its becoming a World Heritage Site in 1979.
- "Protected Planet | Dinosaur Provincial Park". Protected Planet. Retrieved 2020-10-13.
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