Friday, November 5, 2010

Pink Dinosaur #210

Pink Edmontosaurus by David Tana

23 – Edmontosaurus annectens – this “duck-billed” dinosaur made it all the way to the end of the Late Cretaceous (~ 73.0-65.5 mya), and from its home in western North America, probably saw the bolide falling from the sky that would soon contribute to its demise.  Many specimens of Edmontosaurus are known and exceptionally preserved, leaving behind not only bones, but skin impressions, organs, muscles, tendons and ligaments, and even possible traces of color patterns. The reference for this cranial restoration is a skull on display at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC.  Pen and color pencil on paper.

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