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Dinovember 2020, Tsintaosaurus

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This Chinese Hadrosaur has typically been portrayed as having this forward-leaning, almost unicorn-like spike on its forehead for a crest. However, it turns out that this reconstruction is inaccurate;  it turns out that a lot of the bones were missing from the crest, and now we believe the crest formed a sort of P shape.
This specimen is rooting around in a rotten log because it needs the protein, and that's where the good grubs are.

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GlitchLight's avatar

really like that you put depicted updated head crest.

also interisting idea with the grubs, very likely that they indeed did this as an occasional snack.

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NRGComics's avatar

Does he find them slimy yet satisfying? :D

FlamesOfDestruction4's avatar

Why would a herbivore be interested in maggots?

mynameisnotdave23's avatar

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQOQdBLHrLk


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruYFltzEsZI


This is a very common natural occurrence among large herbivores. It's a diet supplement. There's even fossil evidence of a related hadrosaur feeding on crabs in a similar fashion.

DemonicFury5678's avatar

i can see herbivores eating animals by accident , but not actively hunting them

mynameisnotdave23's avatar

Doesn't change the fact that it happens very often.

DemonicFury5678's avatar

but why would a plant eater actively target animals

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MugenSeiRyuu's avatar

That's mentioned in the description: It needs the protein.

DemonicFury5678's avatar

i can see herbivores eating animals accidentally , but not on purpose

FlamesOfDestruction4's avatar

It's eating a rotten tree, that alone should have protein.

ViniPaiva's avatar
I didn’t know that hadrosaurs liked grubs too...
SaurischianDesigner's avatar

Really loving the color scheme with this!

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