Fleshy Comb was Present on the Head of Duck-Billed Dinosaurs, Confirm Researchers for the First Time

December 17, 2013 9:00 AM

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Fleshy Comb was Present on the Head of Duck-Billed Dinosaurs, Confirm Researchers for the First Time

Researchers have revealed that the duck-billed dinosaur Edmontosauraus regalis had a fleshy comb on their heads. This has been reported for the first time ever by scientists. They said that the fleshy comb of the dinosaur was most similar to the rooster's red crest. Researchers reached at those conclusions after studying the specimen mummified specimen of the duck-billed dinosaur.

Findings of the study have been reported in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on December 12. According to researchers, the dinosaur was most common in North America between 75 and 65 million years ago. It was about

12 meters long. The interesting fact about them is that they filled the same ecological role that is being played by kangaroos or deer today.

Phil Bell from Australia's University of New England said that no evidence has ever been presented before to show that dinosaurs had bizarre soft-tissue display structures. He added, "These findings dramatically alter our perception of the appearance and behavior of this well-known dinosaur and allow us to comment on the evolution of head crests in this group".

He said that the findings have also given a boost to the possibility of similar crests among other dinosaurs. Researchers discovered the specimen of the dinosaur in west of the city of Grande Prairie in west-central Alberta, Canada.

Source: frenchtribune.com

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