The cooperation of a paleontologist Jacob Vinther and palaeoartist Bob Nichols yielded the spectacular results, ie the most accurate dinosaur reconstruction that ever existed. The shape of these dinosaurs are not stereotypes, not at all large and fierce.
The dinosaur has similar size with a golden retriever and its face was funny. The dinosaur head resembles a shoebox. His eyes were large and flat above his head. The horns is not coming from the top, but from the cheeks.
|Reconstruction of the dinosaur Psittacosaurus, by palaeoartist Robert Nicholls. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1e6rKI)|
It was so good, so that the skin pigment is still there. Its cloaca, a multifunctional hole for passing urine, feces, and reproductive tracts are still preserved well. To reconstruct, Vinther initially studied the pigmentation on fossil named Jehol Biota are now stored in Senckenberg Museum, Frankfurt.
|The most accurate reconstruction yet made of a dinosaur. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1e6rKI)|
By his knowledge, Nichols who had taken part in many reconstruction of extinct species mentioned that the results of the Psittacosaurus reconstruction is the most accurate dinosaur reconstruction ever made.
|Senckenberg Psittacosaur, showing exquisite preservation of skin pigments. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1e6rKI)|
"When the anatomy was surprised me, it was confirmed that I followed the fossil evidence than wishful thinking of my own," he said as quoted by The Guardian, on Thursday, September 15, 2016.
|Psittacosaurus reconstructed in its probable Cretaceous forested habitat. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1e6rKI)|
Psittacosaurus backs are dark brown, while the belly is more lighter. The color gradation helped to protect themselves from predators. The pattern of lines on the feet to help protect themselves from insects. Vinther said, gradation and color pattern is a form of camouflage. It was first found in dinosaurs. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | THE GUARDIAN]
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