Saturday, March 27, 2010

Pachyrhinosaurus, circa 1950

Look, everybody! When Charles Sternberg described Pachyrhinosaurus canadensis in 1950, he made an adorable 1/6th scale clay model of the critter. This is that, and I think it looks like a Protoceratops with a handy plate on its nose to put your drink. I imagine this animal sitting by your recliner, dutifully holding your Mt. Dew while you play games and watch TV.

But seriously, this is quite significant in that it's the first attempt to reconstruct this bizarre ceratopsian.