Maiasaura hatchling

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A baby Maiasaura, positioned in a hatching pose. Osteological evidence suggests that Maiasaura hatchlings were unable to walk, but had wear surfaces on their teeth, indicative of chewing plants. This suggests that they were fed by the parent Maiasaura, similar to altricial birds today. This is specimen is part of a permanent exhibit at the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, Montana.
Originally uploaded in Integrating Research and Education:Montana Geoheritage Project:Montana-Yellowstone Geologic Field Guide Database.

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