In this brief article I share some info about my University poster coursework and how well Jurassic Finds has been doing over the past couple of months.

Hello everyone. Just thought I would briefly share some really awesome work I have recently completed and some information about how well the blog has been doing over the past few months.

So as part of my MSc Palaeobiology coursework I had to put together a professional scientific poster for a presentation that would be assessed. I decided to focus my topic on my favourite dinosaurs, Hadrosaurs or duck billed dinosaurs as they are known. I wanted to specifically look at why these dinosaurs were so successful and what enabled them to be so diverse and to radiate as a species throughout the Late Cretaceous. I decided to focus the poster on two Hadrosaur examples: a juvenile Parasaurolophus specimen (RAM 14000) from Utah, USA and a specimen of Edmontosaurus Regalis (UALVP 53722) from Alberta, Canada. These examples focused on examining cranial display and crest development. I also read research on jaw morphology and dental evolution of Hadrosaurs, exploring how these dinosaurs were so well adapted which enabled them to be so successful. You can see a photo below of the finished poster:

Myself with the Palaeobiology poster I worked on focusing on the radiation and diversity of duck billed dinosaurs.

I also forgot to share that Jurassic Finds recently passed 2,000 views over the past few months, so the total views for the blog over the past couple of years has now gone up to 6,410 which is really impressive!

‘Thank You’ to you all for being interested in my palaeontological content and for supporting the blog with continued views. I am currently in the process of finishing off my university research this year, undertaking new modules as well as starting revision for January exams. But I am aiming to be back sharing proper scientific discovery articles as soon as I am able too. In the mean time if you aren’t already following the blog please do give it a follow! I look forward to sharing more palaeontological content with you all in the near future!

Me with a replica cast of the hadrosaurid Edmontosaurus annectens at Oxford University Museum of Natural History. This photo was taken last year and is unrelated to the research I did for my poster, just thought I would share it as it shows the size that these dinosaurs reached! Image credit: Oxford Museum, 2019.

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