Saturday, 27 June 2015

Creature 270: Tsintaosaurus

A suspicious horn

The Tsintaosaurus is a dinosaur with a hollow crest above its nose.

In the flesh the crest probably looked something like this:

I'll let your imagination go wild with that one. We don't really know what that horn does, although there are several theories including the possibility that they used it as some kind of noise producing horn by breathing through it.

Tsintaosaurus is known from eastern China and is 70 to 80 million years old.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
Order: Ornithischia
Clade: Ornithopoda
Family: Hadrosauridae
Genus: Tsintaosaurus

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