Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Pink Dinosaur #201

Pink Gastonia by David Tana

19– Gastonia burgei – this polocanthine ankylosaurid lived in the Early Cretaceous of North America (~ 125 mya) and was named after Robert Gaston, who discovered the genus.  With it’s sacral shield and massive shoulder spikes, it would have made for a formidable prey animal.  Reference for this restoration comes from a mount made by Gaston Design, from a specimen at the College of Eastern Utah Prehistoric Museum.

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