Clive Coy


CliveCoyDinoLabClive is the senior technician in the University of Alberta Laboratory for Vertebrate Palaeontology. He has collected and prepared a wide variety of vertebrate fossils for research and exhibition for over 30 years. Clive enjoys the ‘dirty-hands’ aspect of his work, as well as the exchange of ideas with scientists and students from around the world. He supervises two specimen preparation laboratories that comprise the Dino Lab, which is part of Dr. Phil Currie’s Dinosaur palaeobiology programme.

Clive discovered a nearly complete skeleton of the dromaeosaurid Saurornitholestes langstoni in Dinosaur Provincial Park in 2014, which he also masterfully prepared (the description of its skull was published in 2020). The specimen became a fitting lab mascot for fieldwork in 2021 celebrating the centennial of University of Alberta vertebrate palaeontology field expeditions. Read more about his role in the article associated with his 2015 induction into the University of Alberta Museums Hall of Fame.



2017: Dinosaures Les Geants Du Vignoble. Angeac-Charente, France.

2017: Desert, Steppes and Dinosaurs. University of Alberta Alumni. Mongolia.

2016–2017: The Dinosaur Exhibition 2016. National Museum of Science and Nature. Tokyo, Japan.

2014–2015: Discovering Dinosaurs. Exhibition. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

2014: Dino Stars. Exhibition. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

2014: Dinosaurs of the Red Deer River. Explorers Club Expedition, Alberta, Canada.

2010: Canada-Argentina Dinosaur Project. Las Lajas, Patagonia.

2009: Korea International Dinosaur Project. Hwaseong, Korea.

2001–2008: Canada-Mongolia Project Ulaanbaator, Mongolia (10 trips).

2006: Svalbard Marine Reptiles. Museum of Geology, Oslo, Norway.

1998: Japan-Mongolia Palaeontological Expedition. [Hayashibara] Gobi, Mongolia.

1996: Dinosaur Daze. Vernon, British Columbia, Canada.

1996: Kong-Long: Dinosaurs from the Gobi. Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology, Drumheller, Alberta, Canada.

1993: The Dinosaur Project. An International Exhibit. Ex-Terra Foundation.

1990: Hitachi Dinoventure. Tokyo, Japan.

1986: Field Station of the Royal Tyrrell Museum. Dinosaur Provincial Park, Alberta, Canada.

1982–1985: Building exhibits prior to public opening. Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology, Drumheller, Alberta, Canada.

1980: Discovering Dinosaurs. Provincial Museum of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.



Currie, P.J., Holmes, R.B., Ryan, M.J., and Coy, C. 2016. A juvenile chasmosaurine ceratopsid (Dinosauria, Ornithischia) from the Dinosaur Park Formation, Alberta, Canada. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 36(2): e1048348. DOI: 10.1080/02724634.2015.1048348

Burns, M.E., Coy, C., Arbour, V.M., Currie, P.J., and Koppelhus, E.B. 2014. The Danek Edmontosaurus Bonebed: new insights on the systematics, biogeography, and palaeoecology of Late Cretaceous dinosaur communities. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 51: v–vii. DOI: 10.1139/cjes-2014-0217

Currie, P.J. and Coy, C. 2008. The first serrated bird tooth. In Sankey, J.T. and Baszio, S. (editors), Vertebrate microfossil assemblages, their role in paleoecology and paleobiogeography (pp. 159–165). Indiana University Press, Bloomington, Indiana.

Coy, C. 1995. The first record of spiral coprolites from the Dinosaur Park Formation (Judith River Group, Upper Cretaceous) southern Alberta, Canada. Journal of Paleontology 69(6): 1191–1194. Available from:



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