American Museum of Natural History, Part 41: The Dinosaur Halls Part 11: Oh god their hips are broken

So we have some photos of Allosaurus (1-4) and then an adult Albertosaurus (5-8) and a juvenile Albertosaurus (9-10)

The Allosaurus was tip top goodo 👍 but as you can see, the Albertosaurus are standing upright, which was impossible. I feel like this is top priority for updating maybe? I mean seriously they’re breaking their backs, or something. 

Also, note how similar Albertosaurus the juvenile looks to “Nanotyrannus” hmmmm it’s almost as if “Nanotyrannus” is just a juvenile Tyrannosaur and what’s the Tyrannosaur from its region oh right it’s T. rex

After watching Raph04art’s video of a drawing that features two Tyrannosaurus on the prowl, I felt inspired to try something similar. Here, I went for Albertosaurus, that began with simple shapes as similar to that, what is seen in the video.

But I feel I would need several hours to have it at the same level as the work, that inspired me.

Eighty million years ago, tyrannosaurs were the top predators in Asia and North America.

And scientists say a newly discovered dinosaur from Uzbekistan helps to explain their rise.

In a paper published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers said they have found a specimen from a 20 million-year gap in fossil records — between the small-bodied “marginal hunters” and the “apex predators” the tyrannosaurid group would become. This group includes Tyrannosaurus rex, Albertosaurus and Tarbosaurus.

Newly Discovered Dinosaur Helps Explain Rise Of Tyrannosaurs

Photo: Courtesy of Todd Marshall

Fossil Friday. Remember the Albertosaurus being constructed from last week? Here is the finished skeleton. Note that the Albertosaurus is in a different standing position then it is today. This was how scientist originally thought they stood. Today you can see this same specimen remounted in Evolving Planet, standing in a very different position.This is a great example of how ideas in science are always changing and evolving.

© The Field Museum, GN79251.

Children stand around the Albertosaurus skeleton in Stanley Field Hall, taken from balcony. Geology specimen PR308

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