Monday, February 28, 2011
Freaking huge lambeosaurs of the Judith River Formation
Digging revealed that it was highly likely that the entire skeleton was present at one time in the late Cretaceous, however everything but this right leg (animal was probably laying on its right side) was eroded away during the Campanian. Oh well, it stings a little less when you know you're 78 million years too late.
A few months later this is the result. A reasonably complete prepared leg. Missing the fibula, astragulus and calcaneum due to erosion, and the ungual on digit IV. The monster is 11 feet long (3.36 meters). Biiiig.