21.11.09

fossil of the weekend! #51

oops! just caught that i owe you one fossil of the weekend from last week... sorry about that.

here is a rather nice head on shot of styracosaurus (dug up by barnum brown during the great canadian dinosaur rush, from alberta) from the american museum of natural history. (photo kindly provided by my talent agent peter bond and lillian the albertosaur).

7 comments:

Dinorider d'Andoandor said...

What a skull!


What a pity we had no ceratopsians in Gondwana!

Raptor Lewis said...

That view would have been threatening to any theropod observer during the Cretaceous!

Albertonykus said...

@Dinorider d'Andoandor: No definite ones, but Serendipaceratops (remember Dip?) and Notoceratops are possible Gondwanian ceratopsians.

Ian said...

Very cool. Styracosaurus is my mom's favorite dinosaur.

Traumador said...

Dinorider- yeah like Albertonykus has stated there is a very likely chance of smaller ceratopsians having lived down there... though at the same time, probably more in line with your logic, sadly none of the big horned ones!

Raptor- having looked down the nose of sternberg the styracosaur in drum, i can confirm that!

Albertonykus- indeed indeed...

Ian- well glad your mom liked it then! hope you did too ;P

like your blog by the way, can't wait to see what you have to talk about!

Raptor Lewis said...

lol! I´m sure you can confirm that! Heck, it sends a chill down my spine and its just a fossil! lol!

Dinorider d'Andoandor said...

@ Albertonykus:
oh yes, so there's still hope! lol