Massospondylus carinatus (Julius T. Csotonyi)

Massospondylus carinatus (2010)

Digital painting / photographic composite

Commissioned by the Royal Ontario Museum (Toronto, Canada) for their exhibit "Dinosaur Eggs and Babies: Remarkable Fossils from South Africa" (May 8 - July 4, 2010, see below), this image is a restoration of the exciting find (Reisz et al., 2005, Science 309:761-764) of the oldest fossil animal embryos and the oldest dinosaur nesting site, of the prosauropod Massospondylus carinatus , from early Jurassic South Africa.