Thursday, May 16, 2013

Dinosaur Debut: Torosaurus

Introducing Torosaurus! Not too long ago, Torosaurus lost its identity among the dinosaurs because it was believed that Torosaurus was just a mature, adult form of Triceratops. However, the appearances of the two dinosaurs, or specifically ceratopsids, showed that they are in fact different. Torosaurus is back!

A difference between Torosaurus and Triceratops is that Torosaurus had holes in its frills. Of course, these holes would not be visible if covered by skin. I thus highlighted this area with a pattern that resembles the "eyes" on a moth's wings. Instead of repelling predators, however, the bright colors may had served as a visual guide to attract mates.

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