Nesting ground of duckbilled dinosaur Hypacrosaurus stebingeri
Reconstruction of the nesting ground of Hypacrosaurus stebingeri -- a type of duckbilled dinosaur that lived in what is now Montana during the late Cretaceous period -- from the Two Medicine formation of Montana. In the center can be seen a deceased Hypacrosaurus nestling with the back of its skull embedded in shallow waters. A mourning adult is portrayed on the right.
[Research supported by National Science Foundation grants EAR 1344198 and IOS 1457319.]
Learn more in the North Carolina State University news story Original cartilage and evidence of DNA preserved in 75 million-year-old baby dinosaur. (Date image taken: 2019; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: May 29, 2020)
Credit: Art Reconstruction by Michael Rothman
Images and other media in the National Science Foundation Multimedia Gallery are available for use in print and electronic material by NSF employees, members of the media, university staff, teachers and the general public. All media in the gallery are intended for personal, educational and nonprofit/non-commercial use only.
Images credited to the National Science Foundation, a federal agency, are in the public domain. The images were created by employees of the United States Government as part of their official duties or prepared by contractors as "works for hire" for NSF. You may freely use NSF-credited images and, at your discretion, credit NSF with a "Courtesy: National Science Foundation" notation.
Additional information about general usage can be found in Conditions.
Download the high-resolution JPG version of the image. (15.4 MB)
Use your mouse to right-click (Mac users may need to Ctrl-click) the link above and choose the option that will save the file or target to your computer.