Hadrosaur dinosaur skin - ROM2004_1028_14


Hadrosaur dinosaur skin

Place Collected
North America, Canada, Alberta, Denhart, 8 Miles NW of Denhart, W of The 4th Meridian; 125 Feet Above The River, on The South Side of The River
Date: Date Collected: 1930
length=30; width=24; height=6 cm
    • Attributes
    • Objects
    • Taxonomy
    • KingdomAnimalia
    • PhylumChordata
    • ClassReptilia
    • OrderOrnithischia
    • FamilyHadrosauridae
    • GenusUndet.
Object number: ROMVP00855
On view
Gallery Location:James and Louise Temerty Galleries of the Age of Dinosaurs, Life on Land Cretaceous, Hadrosaurs, Skin
DescriptionPeople think of reptiles as slimy, but in life they actually have dry scaly skin. This is a piece of fossilized skin impression, preserving the pattern of the scales of this dinosaur. The pattern varied over the body, as in living reptiles. This piece is probably from the back or flank of a duck-bill’s body.
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