This sub-adult Edmontosaurus, from the family of duck-billed dinosaurs (hadrosauridae), was collected in a fossil bone bed of this species in Eastern Wyoming.Dinosaur skeletons in this quarry from individual dinosaurs of different stages of development has been used as evidence to support the idea that Edmontosaurus lived in groups and possibly even migrated in family units. Skeletons of young individuals have allowed scientific inquiry into the Ontology or change in morphology with aging, giving researchers a better understanding of what 'growing up' was like for this type of dinosaur. When compared with the skeleton of an adult of this species an observer can detect the changes in proportions of skull features and also in the pelvic girdle which show how the animal's body would have changed with time as it grew into adulthood.
Multiple skeletons of this animal are available for lease, including one mount which was specifically created as a hands-on model for students of any age to assemble and dissasmble as a public program in museums, schools or private functions. This unique, experience allows a rare chance for students to interact with a museum object while learning about the functional morphology of a well-loved, young dinosaur.