Decided to switch museums & had up to the @nhmu in SLC today! I’d forgotten how sick this museum’s setup was..
Today’s sketch was of a Parasaurolophus! This dinosaur belonged to a group called Hadrosaurids or, more simply put, duck billed dinosaurs. It’s estimated that they reached up to around 31 feet in length even though a complete skeleton has never been found (like most dinosaurs). A lot of people also think that Ducky from The Land Before Time is a Parasaurolophus but she’s actually more likely to be a Saurolophos. An odd fact about these prehistoric vegetarians is that the crest is hollow from the nostrils all the way to the end. Are you enthralled? Me too..
Banana for scale