Working on another Mexican enigma…

Parras BLOGDuring one of my visits to vaults of the Museo de Geología, one of the fossils that impressed me most was this (still unnamed) hadrosaur muzzle and beak.  Still partly encased in the stone matrix, it gave me a truly realistic image of an almost perfectly preserved, recently deceased animal. Wish I had a cast!ParrasB Muzzle

It is not until now (after my consultations with René Hernández and Angel Ramírez that I decided to have a go to it and rehearse some new colour patterns… I know some people will find the patterns over the top, but I still find the somewhat believable. After all a hippopotamus  has bright pink zones of its body… and most definitively doesn’t have colours vision (as I asume all dinosaurs had!…)

This hadrosaur has been located in Parras, Coahuila and is similar to Edmontosaurus, and probably  7.6 meters long.. The rest of the skeleton has not been found. Still it is a beauty and has a lot of character!

More for Parras still to come… Parras, Coahuila is also known as the Mexican Dinosaur Eden!

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3 Responses to Working on another Mexican enigma…

  1. Duane says:

    Very interesting specimen? Is that a cheek or does the upper tissue drape over the lower jaw in a semi-closed quasi cheek?

    • luisvrey says:

      That’s the trick: unfortunately no, it is just the stone matrix that “looks” like a cheek since it is precisely placed!

  2. Stephen says:

    Beautiful Specimen.

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