BRINGING UP BABY
Meet Joe the Baby Dinosaur
Probably the only baby dinosaur with its own website … including:
… and for even more detailed models, check out the original scientific paper, which has a full set of links to relevant files.
Skeleton of the baby Parasaurolophus nicknamed “Joe.”
Skeleton of Parasaurolophus sp. in left lateral view.
(A) interpretive drawing; (B) photograph. Bones are bounded by solid lines and colored orange; blue indicates areas of fragmented and powdered bone due to weathering, and green indicates bone impressions.
Comparison of the size of the baby Parasaurolophus (green) to adult Parasaurolophus, as well as an adult and baby human.
High school student discovers skeleton of baby dinosaur
PhysOrg Oct 22, 2013
A chance find by a high school student led to the youngest, smallest and most complete fossil skeleton yet known from the iconic tube-crested dinosaur Parasaurolophus. The discovery, announced today by the Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology at The Webb Schools, shows that the prehistoric plant-eater sprouted its strange headgear before it celebrated its first birthday.
Continue reading at PhysOrg …
Read the journal article: Andrew A. Farke et al: Ontogeny in the tube-crested dinosaur Parasaurolophus (Hadrosauridae) and heterochrony in hadrosaurids
Animalia > Chordata > Sauropsida > Dinosauriformes > Dinosauria >
GRAPHICS: Scott Hartman, Matt Martyniuk, and Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology | DOI: 10.7717/peerj.182/fig-3