|Typothorax coccinarum life reconstruction by Christopher DiPiazza.|
|Typothorax armor and limb bones on display at the Mesalands Dinosaur Museum in New Mexico.|
|Back armor plat from a juvenile Typothorax about to be collected from the field.|
In the field, remains from Typothorax are some of the more common fossils that we find in the Redonda Formation. Of these, we most commonly get pieces of armor plating. Last year our team found a scute from a Typothorax's back that was about a foot wide! Hopefully this year we will find more fossils from this amazing reptile!
That is all for this week! For more on Typothorax and its environment check out my article about our trip to New Mexico last year. As always feel free to comment below or on our facebook page. Farewell until next time!
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