“About 75 million years ago, shows niche partitioning at work. It is likely that dietary differences between each species allowed the habitat to support such a diverse population of herbivores.” Read more at Species New to Science
LAMBEOSAURUS “Lambe’s lizard” Late Cretaceous, 76-75 million years ago
Lambeosaurus was a duck-billed hadrosaur with a decorative,
hatchet-shaped crest. As with other hadrosaurs like Parasaurolophus and Corythosaurus,
scientists believe that the specialized crests served various social functions:
noisemaking, sexual display, etc. Older hadrosaur specimens, however, automatically
assumed the crests were gang symbols.
A mounted Lambeosaurus at the Royal Ontario Museum. Lambeosaurus is a type of hadrosaurid dinosaur that lived during the Late Cretaceous period (~75 million years ago) in North America. This bipedal/quadrupedal, plant-eating dinosaur is known for its distinctive hollow cranial crest, which in the best-known species resembled a hatchet. The most widely excepted theory about it’s hollow crest is that is aided in social noise making, amplifying sounds.
WIP of an original commission we’ve been working on for some time now. Love working on the prehistorics, but the level of research, planning and edits is strictly speaking, killer. Hoping to have this guy ready for final photos by next week, but we’ll see how that goes.
If we blast through our schedule this week, we may have a new commission opening in early march. Will post more about that if we can swing it.
An adolescent male and a juvenile got separated from the main herd during an attack and have wandered off into the woods. The male is big enough to not worry much about his safety while he tries to find the herd again, but the young follows him around instinctively in search of protection.