Look at how ambitious we were x number of years ago!!!!
Our new year has us at one dinosaur per week… I am sure we will soon up that but for now Trinity and Emanuel are a dino a day. Our next dinosaur is a North American herbivore. The Parasaurolophus. Found in the Cretaceous period it had a distinctive crest and could run on either two or four legs. Found in Alberta, Utah and New Mexico there is still debate as to what its crest was used for… sound, smell, mating… one of the amazing things about paleontology is that there isn’t always a clear answer.
We had a Clash of the Dinosaurs video to watch… they really do use some amazing puppeteering. Thanks to Itsdre9x9.
Emanuel really loves those omnivores. The Mongolian Oviraptor has had a bum rap for a potential omnivore. Originally found on a nest of eggs, Paleontologists actually miss understood what they found and thought this ostrich like dinosaur was an egg nabber! Further study actually discovered that the eggs this dinosaur was found on top of were not the eggs of a different dinosaur but proof that the Oviraptor was a rather protective parent. This Cretaceous dinosaur had a sharp, toothless beak and may have been covered with feathers.
Our video for this one can be found on the Discovery website HERE. We had a second video from the National History Museum with a Dr. Paul Barrett that you can watch on their site HERE.