ROM Fossils & Evolution

By discovering, preserving and studying fossils from around the world, ROM palaeontologists learn how life evolved over time. The more we learn about this deep evolutionary heritage, the more we can appreciate how humans form part of the Earth’s complex fabric of life. ROM research also enables us to reconstruct past ecosystems and large-scale patterns of biodiversity through deep history. This understanding of how ancient organisms both large and small responded to biological and environmental changes contributes to our understanding of climate change and biodiversity loss today.

 

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Land with water on it

For the past week, a small crew from the Royal Ontario Museum’s palaeontology division has been excavating a Triceratops site on private ranchland in Harding County, South Dakota.

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Illustration of Metaspriggina

New fossils reveal first hints of the evolution of jaws in primitive fish.

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Visitors take a selfie inside the bat cave.

Since 1977, Museums around the world have been celebrating International Museum Day on May 18.  Each year, a new theme is selected and this year we're celebrating "Museum collections make connections".