paleontology Archive

World's most accurate dinosaur model

This cartoony character is considered the most accurate model of a real dinosaur ever created. Paleoartist Bob Nicholls based his reconstruction of Psittacosaurus on an incredibly well-preserved fossil from China (image below) studied by University of Bristol paleontologist Jakob Vinther and colleagues. From The Guardian: Psittacosaurus fossils are commonly found across most of Asia. The bipedal adults used their distinctive beaks to nibble …