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June 25, 2020

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

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