Joe’s Life

The fossil of “Joe” the baby Parasaurolophus provides a wealth of information. On the pages in this section, you can learn more about how “Joe” was identified as Parasaurolophus, discover how paleontologists figured out “Joe”‘s age, understand what “Joe” tells us about growth changes in Parasaurolophus, and explore how artists reconstructed the physical appearance of “Joe”. Of course, “Joe” didn’t live in a vacuum–this animal was part of a larger evolutionary radiation of dinosaurs, living within a vibrant ecosystem.

Recon Keillor

“Joe” the baby Parasaurolophus, in the flesh. Reconstruction copyright Tyler Keillor.