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Two new horned dinosaurs have been named based on fossils collected from Alberta, Canada.
The debate whether dinosaurs went extinct due to a large space rock that struck the Earth over 65 million years ago may have been answered with the discovery of a distinctive brow horn from a Ceratopsian dinosaur just 13 centimeters below the K-T boundary.
Michael J Ryan, PhD, a scientist at The Cleveland Museum of Natural History, has announced the discovery of a new horned dinosaur, Medusaceratops lokii.
Paleontologists have discovered a new species of dinosaur with a softball-sized lump of solid bone on top of its skull, according to a paper published in the April issue of the journal Cretaceous Research.
The fossils revealed a herd of dinosaurs that perished in a catastrophic event 72.5 million years ago. The animals are characterized by a bony frill on the back of the skull ornamented with smaller horns. They also had large bony structures above their nose and eyes which lends them their name: Pachyrhinosaurus (thick-nosed lizard). These structures probably supported horns of keratin.
A new species of dinosaur unearthed in Mexico is giving scientists fresh insights into the ancient history of western North America, according to an international research team.
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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