Sino-canadian Dinosaur project
During the 1980s, the biggest East-West joint dinosaur expedition was the China- Canada Dinosaur Project ( CCDP ) . Walking dinosaur costume In May of 1986, the Ex Terra Foundation, a private nonprofit organization based on Edmonton in Alberta ( Canada) signed an agreement on the CCDP. This joint expedition included three partners: the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology in Drumheller ( RTMP ) , Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa ( CMN ) , and Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology in Beijing ( IYPP ) . Top dinosaur researchers from both countries, such as Philip Currie ( RTMP ) , Dale Russell ( CMN ) , Zhao Xijing and Dong Zhiming (IYPP ) were involved in this five-year project. Dinosaur costume According to the agreement, there were four places chosen for exploration of Jurassic and Cretaceous fossils: Junggar Basin, Inner Mongolia Gobi Desert, the Red Deer River area of Southern Canada, and Canadian Arctic. The main objectives of the CCDP included: ( 1 ) to compare biostratigraphy of continental Mesozoic strata of Northern China and North-Western Canada; 2) to find well-preserved dinosaur fossils; and 3 ) to understand phylogenetic relations between various groups of Asian and North American dinosaurs. More than 30 paleontologists and technicians equipped with nine field vehicles from Canada and China participated in exploration of the Junggar Basin of Xinjiang, Animatronic dinosaur and the Ordos Basin and the Gobi Desert of Inner Mongolia. These expeditions made some incredible discoveries. The CCDP also provided professional training for Chinese paleontological technicians.
Based on CCDP results, two scientific monographs ( 1993 and 1996 ) , and two public books were published. The field work was filmed, and several documentaries broadcasted worldwide. The exhibition of dinosaurs discovered by CCDP traveled from Edmonton in Canada ( 1993 ) , through Osaka in Japan ( 1994 ) , Singapore ( 1995 ) , to Sydney in Australia ( 1996 ) .