dinosaurs

11:37 am
Wed July 17, 2013

New Ceratopsid Discovered in Utah

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Most ceratopsids were Triceratops-style, with huge heads bearing a small horn over the nose, a horn over each eye, and a ornate frill. But the newfound dinosaur looked quite different, with a small horn over its oversize nose; extremely long, curved horns over its eyes; and a simple frill without hooks and spikes.
Nasutoceratops' skull, reconstructed. Photograph courtesy Rob Gaston Christine Dell'Amore Published July 16, 2013 Paleontologists have discovered a new dinosaur, a Triceratops relative with a supersize schnoz that once roamed present-day Utah. Nasutoceratops titusi belonged to a group of horned dinosaurs called ceratopsids, large four-legged herbivores that thrived during the Cretaceous period, according to a study released Tuesday.