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2010-05-28 10:55:00

Michael J Ryan, PhD, a scientist at The Cleveland Museum of Natural History, has announced the discovery of a new horned dinosaur, Medusaceratops lokii.


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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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2011-09-27 16:03:47

Torosaurus, meaning “perforated lizard,” is a genus of ceratopsid dinosaur from the late Maastrichtian stage of the Late Cretaceous Period (70 to 65 million years ago). Torosaurus is often mis-referred to as “bull” (from the Latin word taurus) lizard. But its actual name comes from the Greek word toreo, meaning “to perforate or pierce.” Its name is in reference to the window-like holes found in the elongated frill, which have traditional served to distinguish it from the solid...

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2009-07-24 17:02:04

Pachyrhinosaurus, meaning "thick-nosed reptile" was a genus of ceratopsian dinosaur which existed during the Late Cretaceous Period of North America. It was first discovered by Charles M. Sternberg in Alberta, Canada in 1946. It was named in 1950. Twelve partial skulls and an assortment of fossils have been found throughout Alberta and Alaska. Many of these fossils were not studied until the 1980s. In 1972, Al Lakusta (a science teacher from Grande Prairie, Alberta) found a bone bed along...

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2009-07-22 13:35:42

Albertaceratops, or the "Alberta horned face" was a genus of dinosaur from the middle Campanian-age / Upper Cretaceous Period. It was discovered in the Oldman Formation of Alberta, Canada, and the Judith River Formation of Montana, USA. This dinosaur was known as Medusaceratops before the findings were officially published in 2003. A single skull was found in August 2001. The current species name, A. nesmoi, is derived from the name of Cecil Nesmo, who lived in Manyberries, Alberta. He was...

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