Nigersaurus

Yes I *still* have more photos to come from the Tokyo Dino Expo 2011, and it’s nice to get back to the sauropods. More specifically this sauropod, the rarely seen Nigersaurus. One of the rare and unusual rebbachisaurs the characteristic lawn-mower type skull s really rather obvious here, and the neck is pretty short and reminiscent of the dicraeosaurs. For me this was really nice to see as I’d yet to encounter any material or a mount of any member of this group, so even just a general feel for the proportions and to see a few details was nice.

6 Responses to “Nigersaurus”


  1. 1 Heinrich Mallison 30/09/2011 at 9:52 am

    very neat – makes me long for my laser digitizer!

  2. 3 Mike Taylor 30/09/2011 at 12:28 pm

    Heinrich,

    There is a fair amount of Nigersaurus already digitized and freely available on DigiMorph.

  3. 6 Zhen 06/10/2011 at 8:24 pm

    Funny you should capture the head of a Hadrosaur with that picture. I was just thinking how the mouth almost looked like a duck on Nigersaurus.


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