Roy's Postcards: 1991/02/02


Dear Leonard,
How woudl you like to meet this Chasmosaurus on a dark night?

Postcard back:

This one-ton Chasmosaurus belli rears up on its powerful hindlimbs to intimidate an opponent with its great, frilled horned head. This ceratopsian had a large beak, powerful jaws, and multiple rows of teeth for eating trees and plants. Late Cretaceous Period. © Gregory S. Paul 1987.

Leonard's comments:

I believe a daytime observation would be more scientifically valuable.

I love the art here, especially with the seemingly irrelevant conjunction of Venus and the moon. Or is that the K-T asteroid?

See also: dinosaurs best-of

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