Paleopathology: The Hard Life and Times of a Hadrosaur

Life was rough back in the Late Cretaceous, some 70 million years ago. The constant threat of predation, the relentless hunt for food, no convenience stores or acute care walk-in clinics. And for at least one particular hadrosaur, a variety of plant-eating, duck-billed dinosaur, things got particularly nasty when it developed septic arthritis in the elbow of one of its forelimbs.

But what was a lousy break for a long-dead dinosaur is a boon to science today: X-ray microtomography (XMT) sc

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