Pachyrhinosaurus Lakustai - Home to the Peace
Apr 19, 2012
The Pachyrhinosaurus Lakustai may just be getting a coin this month; however, this dino was first uncovered in the Peace Country in 1974 by local science teacher Al Lakusta. These fossil findings kick-started the movement that established the Peace Region as a paleontologist’s paradise.
What started out as school field trips with Al Lakusta and Jr. High school students to Pipestone Creek soon turned into defining our region as a fossil goldmine with the discovery of the P Lakustai species.
Dinosaurs have become an integral part of our region's unique history and culture, and will be showcased in July of 2013 when the Philip J Currie dinosaur Museum opens its doors being, aimin to be the number one educational tourism attraction in Northern Alberta.
The P Lakustai is being honored this month by the Canadian Mint with a unique coin, in which dino friend gets a little brighter in the dark with a glow in the dark skeletal outline.
Check out the Facebook interview with Al Lakusta, where he talks about this exciting find.