In the American state of Missouri, the skeleton of a young dinosaur has been found. The specimen is confirmed to be the Parrosaurus Missouriensis. Palaeontologist Guy Darrough, who discovered the new species, calls it a ‘world-famous discovery’.
The so-called Parrosaurus Missouriensis was a plant-eater with a beak, which is similar to the features of a duck. Experts believe the animal reached a length between 25 and 30 feet long. The remains were sent to Sainte Genevieve Museum Learning Center for further analysis.
— The Hill (@thehill) November 28, 2021
Missouri’s state symbol
It has not been the first time that experts stumbled upon dinosaur fossils in Missouri. In 1942, geologists confirmed the discovery of the Hypsibema Missouriense, a different Parrosaurus with a beak-like feature. This dinosaur became Missouri’s state symbol in 2004.
Text: Marie-Julie Van de Sijpe, final editor: Leïlani Duroyaume
Photo: Rick Hebenstreit (CC BY-SA 2.0)