Friday, 20 May 2016

Paleontologists Discover New Dinosaur Species

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A chance fossil discovery in Winifred, Montana, USA a decade ago has led to the identification of an audacious new species of horned dinosaur. The dinosaur is one among a growing number of newly discovered ceratopsids (four-legged dinosaurs generally characterized by horns on the face and elaborate head frills).

Its scientific name is Spiclypeus shipporum. About half of the skull, as well as parts of the dinosaur's legs, hips and backbone had been preserved in the silty hillside that once formed part of an ancient floodplain.

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