Category Archives: hadrosaurs

Bonapartesaurus, a new Gondwana saurolophine.

Finding new Gondwana hadrosaurs is always an event. I have had the great pleasure and honour to restore this robust new saurolophine for my friend Penélope Cruzado Caballero, that has done her PhD on hadrosaurs!. She has always been the Hadrosaur … Continue reading

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A new take on Yehuecauhceratops.

The danger of having extremely fragmentary dinosaur remains like the ones found in Mexico is that they are  bound to different interpretations… and if we are not careful we can end up in opposite directions when it is time to … Continue reading

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The Loneliness of Isauria.

Following my visit to Mexico, Ricardo Servín Pichardo‘s reconstruction of Isauria (Latirhinus uistlani) from Formación del  Cerro del Pueblo, Parras, Coahuila brought  to the fore the amount of pathologies previously described in much detail by  Angel Alejandro Ramírez Velasco. According to … Continue reading

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Working on another Mexican enigma…

During 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 … Continue reading

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Cretaceous México: Magnapaulia.

More than a  decade ago I was at the entrails of  the Instituto de Geologia Museum in Mexico City and René Hernández was laying on my lap an enormous and very heavy femur head of a gigantic hadrosaur. The  size was so … Continue reading

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Cretaceous Mexico… the saga continues!

The mid-sized, 6 meter long hadrosaur Velafrons  attacked by a group of indeterminate dromeosaurs … Velafrons is one of the most complete lamboeosaurine hadrosaurs at the level of fossil remains in Mexico. As stated in the previous post, even if fragmentary the Mexican paleo … Continue reading

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Cretaceous Mexico…here we go!

The Santonian of Michoacán, México, 83 million years ago… A six meter long proto-hadrosaur Huehuecanauhtlus tiquichensis is harassed by a gang of, still unnamed, feral Tanycolagreus-like theropods. What an opportunity to get to basics with some of the wonderful and overlooked prehistoric Mexican fauna!  Note the … Continue reading

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