Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Dinosaur's can be lickable.....

Forgive my absence from the blog these past few weeks, but a move back from the USA to the UK, an earthquake, a hurricane, two tropical storms and a conference have kept me busy! I would never have guessed that Philadelphia could yield so many natural disasters in such little time...a mere two week period! However, it is fair to say that I miss Philly. A fine city, but am nervous that a plague of locusts might have descended if I stayed a week longer!

A couple of blogs ago I posted an image or two of a spectacular pair of dinosaurs from the Hell Creek Formation. Many have since contacted me after salivating over the couple of beauties locked in immortal combat since the late Cretaceous. I cannot say too much about their affinities...as this has to be done properly...and I know a rather nice chap in South Dakota who is the right man to do it. So, here is a few more images of the said 'Dulling Dinosaurs'...enjoy...first the theropod!

Gorgeous gastralia.....
Moving along....

Clear not an 'armless' theropod....
Up the body cavity towards the skull....

Bent double, kissing its.........goodbye!
But now the skull.....


.....woof!

Enough for one night....more to follow!

2 comments:

  1. Congratulations. A great bird!

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  2. I hope that goes to a museum, and not to some private collector who will hide it away for eons.

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