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Dinosaur From Canada Finally Given A New Name
2012-11-08 13:01:28

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online File this one under better late than never. Canadian scientists have identified a new species of dinosaur from fossils that were originally collected in 1958. The horned herbivorous dinosaur, originally found outside of Alberta, Canada has received his new Latin name, Xenoceratops foremostensis. This new species was approximately 20 feet long and weighed in at more than 2 tons. With this find, X. foremostensis is now the oldest...

2012-03-12 21:27:30

Two new horned dinosaurs have been named based on fossils collected from Alberta, Canada. The new species, Unescopceratops koppelhusae and Gryphoceratops morrisoni, are from the Leptoceratopsidae family of horned dinosaurs. The herbivores lived during the Late Cretaceous period between 75 to 83 million years ago. The specimens are described in research published in the Jan. 24, 2012, online issue of the journal Cretaceous Research. “These dinosaurs fill important gaps in the...

2008-11-30 10:09:18

A dinosaur skeleton that vanished from Mongolia likely was sold on the black market, says a fossil hunter from the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. The broken skeleton, found in the Gobi desert, was to be reassembled as a centerpiece for the Museum, said Michael Ryan, the Museum's head of vertebrate paleontology. It would have been the most significant chunk of Tarbosaurus in North America. It's sort of the one that got away, Ryan told The Cleveland Plain Dealer in a story published...


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