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TitleHypacrosaurus stebingeri reconstruction Contact
»Michael Rothman DescriptionThis reconstruction depicts a mother Hypacrosaurus stebingeri examining the fresh corpse of one of her young that has expired in the shallow waters of a pond. The scene takes place in the Late Cretaceous (Campanian era) of Montana. The illustration was prepared for the cover of the National Science Review (Oxford) at this URL: s://doi.org/10.1093/nsr/nwz206 (the lead author is Dr. Alida Bailleul from the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology in Beijing) , and also appears accompanying a news brief written by Michael Greshko, on the nationalgeographic.com website for their March 2020 edition. Hypacrosaurus-stebingerie dead juvenile hadrosaur symbolically portrays the possible source for evidence of proteins, chromosomes and chemical markers of DNA in its exceptionally preserved dinosaur cartilage. KeywordsHypacrosaurus stebingeri, hadosaur, dinosaur corpse Media Color Categories Nature, Science Subject(s) Animal, Botanical, Dinosaurs, Paleontology, Vertebrates, Microscopic, Ecosystem, Editorial