Brachylophosaurus , or b-chizzle as known by the scientific community, was a large hadrosaur (family Hadrosauridae) that lived during the Cretaceous period. It fed primarily on horsetails, and weirdly enough rotting wood.
Brachies have yielded a fairly large amount of well, preserved fossils, but none like Leonardo (or as lame-o prudes call him, specimen JRF 115H), a dinosaur mummy of sorts. Thanks to the magical process of fossilization, many of its skin, muscle, organ, organ contents and even parasites in its stomach have been used as a cast and replaced with rock, showing what could never bee seen before with mortal eyes. Such a monumental discovery shows the lifestyle of not just Leo, but how hadrosaurs lived and the ecosystem of past earth.
- The Paleobiological Implications Of Herbivorous Dinosaur Coprolites From The Upper Cretaceous Two Medicine Formation Of Montana: Why Eat Wood? by Karne Chin. Palaios22(5):554-566. 2007. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.2110/palo.2006.p06-087r.
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