Yet more hadrosaur heads

The Musings seems to be have been on a bit of an unintentional roll for hadrosaur heads recently. There were some Lambeosaurus heads to go with Nipponosaurus but now here’s something of a flood. Steve Cohen, who kindly supplied a bunch of AMNH pterosaurs, has sent in this set of heads from the halls of the AMNH and it’s a nice example of the variety of crests and expansions seen in the group.

While some of these genera have made appearances on these pages before (like this Corythosaurus and while not shown here, don’t forget the amazing Tsintaosaurus) this is good chance to smush them all together and make them much easier to compare and contrast. A couple have also been flipped to put everything in left lateral view, though this means that the nicely labelled Saurolophus as the bottom is now covered in mirror writing.

Here then are (in order): Corythosaurus, Hypacrosaurus, Kritosaurus, Lambeosaurus, Prosaurolophus and finally Saurolophus.

9 Responses to “Yet more hadrosaur heads”


  1. 1 Tim Donovan 05/05/2012 at 1:38 pm

    Anatotitan, Corythosaurus, Hypacrosaurus, LAMBEOSAURUS, Kritosaurus and Saurolophus.

    • 2 David Hone 05/05/2012 at 2:08 pm

      Yes I’d had a comment on twitter about this and checking in with Steve he had indeed mislabled a couple of them and I’d uncritically shoved them in. Just fixing this now.

  2. 3 steve cohen 05/05/2012 at 2:08 pm

    I confused Dave by mislabelling three of the images after compositing and editing them.

    According to the signage at AMNH they should be:

    PROSAUROLOPHUS, Corythosaurus, Hypacrosaurus, LAMBEOSAURUS, Kritosaurus and Saurolophus.

    Sorry for the confusion.

    • 4 David Hone 05/05/2012 at 2:25 pm

      I have now corrected the text and the order of the pictures. So Steve’s correction these is right in terms of the file names, but not as it now appears on screen! :)

  3. 5 Robert A. Sloan 05/05/2012 at 6:05 pm

    Thanks for sorting that out! I’m not familiar with all of these hadrosaurs and they are so distinctive. I might easily have come away with the wrong impression about them.

    My favorite hadrosaur is Parasaurolophus though, with that amazing trombone crest. Just too cool. These others are awesome too. I’m always reminded of African migrations where a lot of herbivores with distinctive horns group together and can presumably find the right species to flirt with when they’re all on the move.

    • 6 steve cohen 05/05/2012 at 6:11 pm

      I tried to shoot the AMNH Parasaurolophus cast as well. But the enormous crest required 10 images to capture and the resulting composite didn’t work well. I’m going to re-shoot it next week.

  4. 7 himmapaan 05/05/2012 at 7:31 pm

    Love this post. Thank you!

  5. 8 Steve P 07/05/2012 at 8:53 pm

    Corythosaurus casuarius, Hypacrosaurus altispinus, Kritosaurus navajovius (complete with fake snout), Lambeosaurus lambei, Prosaurolophus maximus (sans lower jaw), Saurolophus osborni. So the three Edmontosaurus annectens / Anatotitan copei / whatever they’re currently called (two free mounted skeletons and the mummy), Parasaurolophus walkerii, another Lambeosaurus lambei, another Corythosaurus and the specimen formerly known as Procheneosaurus (can’t remember the species name) are not here. The photographs from my only visit (so far) to that magnificent museum were spoiled by all the glass cabinets :(


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