Sunday, December 09, 2007

Tugrikin Shire Protoceratops

Last summer we spent a day at Tugrikin Shire. This year we came came apon a group of men poaching a Protoceratops (just like we did last year!). At noon they hopped on their motorcycles to go home for lunch...

Prospecting the area.

That's Clive Coy in the foreground. To the right of the shadow on the low hill in the background is where both the AMNH and Hayashibara collected their Protoceratops nests.

The base of the formation is heavily bioturbated. That's a Protoceratops skeleton that has been chewed to pieces with burrows running through it.

Dr. David Fastovsky offers these insights into the locality.