Thursday, July 29, 2010

Shape-Shifting Dinosaurs

Morph-osaurs: How shape-shifting dinosaurs deceived us

Fascinating article about one my most beloved Dinosaurs as a child - the Triceratops (Ceratopsians). This could change everything we know about a great many horn-billed or frill-fringed Dinosaurs. This also raises a question: has Dinosaur diversity been overestimated, perhaps dramatically, because of paleontologists' failure to take important juveline, sub-adult and adult morphological changes into account? Have we postulated species where none, in fact, may exist?