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New Dinosaur Species Announced 100 Years After Discovery
2011-12-06 14:12:39

An international team of scientists have announced a new species of horned dinosaur on Tuesday named Spinops sternbergorum. The dinosaur lived about 76 million years ago in southern Alberta, Canada and was a plant-eater that weighed about two tons. It had a single large horn projected from the top of the nose, and a bony neck frill sported at least two long, backward-projecting spikes as well as two forward-curving hooks. "I was amazed to learn the story behind these specimens, and...

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2010-05-28 10:55:00

Michael J. Ryan, Ph.D., a scientist at The Cleveland Museum of Natural History, has announced the discovery of a new horned dinosaur, Medusaceratops lokii. Approximately 20 feet long and weighing more than 2 tons, the newly identified plant-eating dinosaur lived nearly 78 million years ago during the Late Cretaceous period in what is now Montana. Its identification marks the discovery of a new genus of horned dinosaur. Ryan, curator and head of Vertebrate Paleontology at the Museum, published...


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Styracosaurus
2013-04-29 14:54:48

Styracosaurus, meaning “spiked lizard” from the Ancient Greek styrax “spike at the butt-end of a spear-shaft” and sauros “lizard” was a genus of herbivorous ceratopsian dinosaur from the Cretaceous Period, about 76.5 to 75 million years ago. It had four to six long horns, stretching from its neck frill, a smaller horn on each cheek, and a single horn jutting out from its nose, which may have been up to 2 feet long and 6 inches wide. The function/functions of these horns and frills...

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2010-10-01 12:56:26

Rubeosaurus is a genus of ceratopsian dinosaur from the Two Medicine Formation of the Upper Cretaceous Period (75 to 74 million years ago). It lived in what is now North American and its fossils were discovered in Montana. The type species is R. ovatus. This species was formerly assigned to Styracosaurus, and juvenile specimens that were incorrectly referred to as Brachyceratops, may be juvenile Rubeosaurus. It is notable for its large broad-based nasal horn and the ornamentation of...

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2010-01-26 17:32:47

Styracosaurus, meaning "spiked lizard", is a genus of ceratopsian dinosaur from the Campanian age of the Late Cretaceous Period (76.5 to 75 million years ago). It was first discovered and collected in Alberta, Canada by C.M. Sternberg and was named by Lawrence Lambe in 1913. The type species is S. albertensis. A more nearly complete specimen was found in 1915 by Barnum Brown and Erich Maren Schlaikjer. This specimen was found in the same bone bed formation as the nominate find. The new find...

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2009-07-24 16:56:51

Monoclonius, meaning "single stem", was a ceratopsian dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period. It was discovered at the Judith River Formation in Montana. The name monoclonius is derived from the single root system of its teeth. Monoclonius was first described by Edward Drinker Cope in 1876. It was discovered only 100 miles from the Battle of the Little Bighorn which occurred that same year. Most of the skeleton was recovered, except for the feet. At the time not much was known about...

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2009-07-24 16:49:18

Centrosaurus, or the "Pointed Lizard", was an herbivorous ceratopsian dinosaur that lived in the Late Cretaceous Period of North America (about 75 million years ago). This dinosaurs name refers to the small horns placed along the margin of the frill, not for the horn on its nose. It should not be confused with the Kentrosaurus, whose name is derived from the same meaning. The first remains were discovered by paleontologist Lawrence Lambe along the Red Deer River in Alberta, Canada. Later,...

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