Student finds baby dino skeleton

Student finds baby dino skeleton

Posted: Updated:
(FOXNews.com) -

A dinosaur skeleton discovered by an eagle-eyed high-school student turns out to be the smallest, youngest and most complete duck-billed dinosaur of its kind ever found.

To see the baby dino skeleton click here.  

This Cretaceous-era herbivore, Parasaurolophus, walked the Earth some 75 million years ago. The dinosaurs in this genus are best known for their impressive tube-shaped head crests, which may have been used for display or perhaps to amplify the animals' calls. The little specimen, dubbed "Joe," was so young that its crest was a mere bump on its head.

"We now understand a lot more about how Parasaurolophus grew its crest," said Andrew Farke, a paleontologist and curator at Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology in Claremont, Calif.

To learn more about this story head to FOX News.

  • Download the FOX 2 Apps


  • FOX 2 News Five-Day Forecast
  • MorningsMorningsMore>>

  • My Urban Toddler

    My Urban Toddler

    Thursday, April 17 2014 9:29 AM EDT2014-04-17 13:29:13 GMT
    My Urban Toddler has locations in Ann Arbor and Saline and offers baby, toddler, maternity and womens clothing along with accessories and much more.
    My Urban Toddler has locations in Ann Arbor and Saline and offers baby, toddler, maternity and womens clothing along with accessories and much more.
  • Votes could bring 'Gang Related' premiere to Detroit

    Votes could bring 'Gang Related' premiere to Detroit

    Thursday, April 17 2014 9:15 AM EDT2014-04-17 13:15:01 GMT
    Vote for a chance to bring a free advance screening of 'Gang Related' to Detroit.
    Vote for a chance to bring a free advance screening of 'Gang Related' to Detroit.
  • Kam's Corner: Mary's Diaper Cake Boutique

    Kam's Corner: Mary's Diaper Cake Boutique

    Thursday, April 17 2014 8:39 AM EDT2014-04-17 12:39:55 GMT
    Made with love from one mom to another. Local businesswoman and mother Mary creates very unique, one-of-a-kind diaper cakes designed for moms to be.
    Made with love from one mom to another. Local businesswoman and mother Mary creates very unique, one-of-a-kind diaper cakes designed for moms to be.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices