21 April 2016

Achelousaurus (Achelous's Lizard)

Achelousaurus, "Achelous's lizard", is a genus of centrosaurine ceratopsid dinosaurs from the Late Cretaceous Period of what is now North America, dated to 74.2 million years ago.

09 April 2016

Ceratops (Horned Face)

Reconstructed skull


Reconstructed "Judith" specimen

         Ceratops (meaning "horn face") is a dubious genus of herbivorous ceratopsian dinosaur which lived during the Late Cretaceous. Its fossils have been found in Montana.

08 April 2016

Nasutoceratops (Big-Nosed Horned Face)

Holotype skull material

Reconstructed Skull

Reconstructed Skull
Reconstructed Skull

Nasutoceratops titusi was a centrosaurine ceratopsian dinosaur from the Late Campanian of the Late Cretaceous of Utah, USA. It was unique in having brow horns that superficially resemble the horns of a bovine.

07 April 2016

Wendiceratops (Wendy Horned Face)

Parietal bones

Rostral and Nasal bones

Parietal bones reconstruction

Remains uncovered in blue
Reconstructed skeletal mount
Discovered in 2015, Wendiceratops pinhornensis, shows evidence of transition between centrosaurs and chasmosaurs. 

06 April 2016

Notocolossus (Southern Giant)

Assorted Vertebral Fragments

Right humerus, Proximal end of the left pubis, Right tarsus and pes, metatarsus 

        Notocolossus gonzalezparejasi from the Upper Cretaceous of Mendoza Province, Argentina. With a powerfully-constructed humerus 1.76 m in length, Notocolossus is one of the largest known dinosaurs.

05 April 2016

Dracoraptor (Dragon Thief)

Assorted Cervical Vertebrae
Assorted fragments of the manus
Slate with the fragments of the manus and furcula
Close-up of tooth

Left premaxilla with tooth

Block containing leg and hip bones

Right premaxilla

Right and Left Premaxilla
           Approximately 40% of a skeleton including, cranial and post cranial remains, representing a new genus and species of basal neotheropod dinosaur is coined, Dracoraptor hanigani. It was collected from fallen blocks from a sea cliff that exposes Late Triassic and Early Jurassic marine and quasi marine strata on the south Wales coast near the city of Cardiff.

04 April 2016

Eotrachodon (Dawn Rough Tooth)

Skull Fragments
Skull Fragments
Skeletal Fragments

         Eotrachodon orientalis from the latest Santonian of Alabama, southeastern U.S.A. Is one of the oldest and most basal hadrosaurid dinosaurs and the only hadrosaurid from Appalachia (present day eastern North America) with a preserved skull.

03 April 2016

Chongmingia zhengi (Xiaoting Zheng's Chongming)

Fossil Slate (Nearly complete)

       A new bird, Chongmingia zhengi, from the Jehol Biota. Phylogenetic analyses indicate that Chongmingia zhengi is basal to the dominant Mesozoic avian clades Enantiornithes and Ornithuromorpha, and represents a new basal avialan lineage.

02 April 2016

Fukuivenator (Fukui Hunter)

Partial right premaxilla in lateral view. Partial left maxilla in lateral view. Partial left lacrimal in lateral view. Right frontal in dorsal view. Right postorbital in lateral view. Left squamosal in lateral view. Partial right dentary in lateral view.
Assorted skeletal fragments
Mounted Skeletal
         A new theropod has been discovered, coined Fukuivenator paradoxus, based on a nearly complete specimen from the Lower Cretaceous Kitadani Formation of the Tetori Group, Fukui, Japan. It shows evidence of omnivory in its teeth.

01 April 2016

Kinnareemimus (Kinnaree Mimic)

Tibiae, Fibula, and Left Tibia
Assorted Dorsal Vertebrae
Proximal ends of the Left Pubis
Dorsal Phalanges
         Postcranial remains of a small theropod dinosaur, including; Vertebrae, incomplete Pubes, Tibiae, an incomplete Fibula, Metatarsals and Phalanges. From the Early Cretaceous Sao Khua Formation of Phu Wiang, Khon Kaen Province, NE Thailand, are described as a new taxon of ornithomimosaur, Kinnareemimus khonkaenensis.