Small but beautiful (and tasty)

Over the last few days I’ve given a couple of presentations about my work on the feeding ecology of theropods and in particular their apparent preference for juvenile prey. It seemed appropriate (well to me at least) to post up these photos of the very young Apatosaurus in the Carnegie dinosaur hall. I’m rather assuming it’s a pure sculpture since I’m not aware of any very young material of this genus, though I could have missed it, and foolishly I didn’t check the signs. Anyway, my time in Pittsburgh is drawing to a close, but I have, quite literally, nearly a hundred photos of things I want to post and talk about from my visit (and then there’s the zoo and aviary!) so expect to see a lot more stuff in the coming weeks.

My thanks to Mike Habib and Matt Lamanna for hosting my time here. Cheers guys!

6 Responses to “Small but beautiful (and tasty)”

  1. 1 Mike Taylor 17/11/2011 at 1:16 pm

    The OMNH has some very beautiful baby Apatosaurus material that is going on display around now. I wonder whether the Carnegie mount was cast from that?

  2. 2 Phil Mannion 21/11/2011 at 8:49 pm

    It’s partly real bone – the Apatosaurus (Elosaurus) parvus type, supplemented with cast.

    • 3 David Hone 21/11/2011 at 9:46 pm

      Hi Phil, thanks for the update. I simply didn’t take the time I’d have liked to read all the signs and only belatedly realised I hadn’t got all the details I wanted to blog from.


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