Our Very Own Jurassic Park
Just a few kilometres from Parrsboro on the Bay of Fundy, the cliffs at Wasson Bluff have yielded some extraordinary finds from the Jurassic Period. This 197-200 million-year-old skull, found together with three fingers of the right hand, represents the first known occurrence of Clevosaurus bairdi in North America. The only living relative of this small, lizard-like reptile is Sphenodon, found on a few small islands off the coast of New Zealand. The species name bairdi honours the late Dr. Donald Baird, a Princeton University professor who made many outstanding contributions to the study of palaeontology in Nova Scotia and elsewhere.