Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Picture of the day - Massospondylus


I snapped this pic while in the South African Museum in Capetown this April. Although the individual bone preservation isn't fantastic it is one of the few symmetrical undistorted Massospondylus skulls (if a little juvenile). The whole thing is just under 11 cm long. It was found in the upper Part of the Elliot Formation (Early Jurassic) near the town of Ladybrand in the Free State, South Africa.

2 comments:

Mickey said...

Which begs the question- just which sauropodomorph is it whose skull reconstruction graces the top of your page?

Adam Yates said...

Ahhh! I'm afraid I'm I'm going to have to invoke the famous holtzian mantra and say "wait for the paper". I hope it won't be too long a wait, it should be sometime this year.