Kazaklambia convincens comb. nov., a primitive juvenile lambeosaurine from the Santonian of Kazakhstan

Monday, July 15, 2013 - 9:17am

juvenile lambeosaurine dinosaurThis week Ph.D. student Kristin Brink (Reisz Lab) helps us turn the clocks back to the Cretaceous with her recently published paper “Kazaklambia convincens comb. nov., a primitive juvenile lambeosaurine from the Santonian of Kazakhstan” published in Cretaceous Research.

Kristin and her collaborator redescribe and rename a species of lambeosaurine (or “crested”) dinosaur from Kazakhstan. The specimen is a juvenile and although lacking the morphology typically used for taxonomic identification in adult specimens, it possesses unique characters not known in other species at a similar ontogenetic stage. This paper discusses the difficulties of taxonomic identification of juvenile specimens when the adult morphology is unknown.

Congratulations on another exciting discovery, Kristin!

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