Endocranial Anatomy of the Tube-Crested Parasaurolophus
Parasaurolophus, perhaps the cutest dinosaur to ever dinosaur (no, seriously, look this up), a tube-crested hadrosaur, is known for its extraordinary cranial ornamentation; an increasingly large sample of skulls from throughout western North America provides substantial information on their structure and function. Yet, other than a partial interior cast of a juvenile-sized Parasaurolophus skull, little is known about the neuroanatomy of this genus. In 2011, the partial skull of an adult-sized Parasaurolophus was collected in the Kaiparowits Formation of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, in southern Utah. Billie Guerrero, from the Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology, will review the research she authored on this skull (a cast of which she will bring with her), including the CT scan results and 3D reconstruction, and explain the complex relationship between cranial ornamentation and neuroanatomy in this clade, a set of animals with a common ancestor.
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