Some dinosaurs that had bony protrusions on their skulls — such as horns, crests and knobs — evolved into giant dinosaurs 20 times faster than their relatives without skull ornaments did, a new study finds.
The Triceratops family tree just got a little spikier. A decade ago, a retired nuclear physicist uncovered the large skull, legs, hips and backbone of a dinosaur on his land near Winifred, Mont. Now, the remains have been identified in a new study as a new member of the ceratopsid family, dubbed Spiclypeus shipporum, meaning “spiked shield.” 23 Sep 2016
A fossil from China helps scientists reconstruct Psittacosaurus, but the new look is a step down for the dino.
Liberals were making a really strong case against Donald Trump’s sons for going to the Safari and killing a triceratops, you know, the dinosaur with three horns protruding out of its skull that went extinct about 65 million years ago. Media...Show More Summary
New specimens of horned dinosaurs from the Aguja Formation of West Texas, and a revision of Agujaceratops Authors: Lehman et al Abstract: Most horned dinosaur remains recovered from the Aguja Formation in West Texas are referable to the endemic chasmosaurine Agujaceratops mariscalensis. Show More Summary
Horned Dinosaurs Roamed Appalachia For much of the Cretaceous, North America was split into two landmasses by a huge sea (the Western Interior Seaway), much is known about the variety of dinosaurs that roamed the land to the west of this seaway (Laramidia), we have the Cretaceous rock formations of New Mexico, Utah, Montana and […]
Paleontologists have discovered Mississippi's first horned dinosaur fossil in a creek bed in New Albany.According to George Phillips, the Paleontology Curator at the Museum of Natural Science, paleontologists were searching for fossils of prehistoric crabs and mollusks, when they came across the tooth of a Ceratopsidae, or horned dinosaur. Show More Summary
“Hannah” A New Species of Late Cretaceous Ceratopsian PhD student Scott Persons (University of Alberta, Canada) is one of that admirable breed of young scientists, someone who simply exudes enthusiasm and passion for his work. In the summer of 2015, at a dig site just outside the Dinosaur Provincial Park, Scott spotted the large nasal […]
Machairoceratops cronusi – “Bent Sword Horned Face” The discovery of skull bones that have proved to represent a new species of Late Cretaceous horned dinosaur has helped palaeontologists to plug a four-million-year gap in the Ceratopsidae fossil record. Show More Summary
Fossils of dinosaur skulls unearthed in the midwestern United States have revealed two new species of unusual horned dinosaurs, researchers said Wednesday. One, nicknamed Judith after the Judith River geological formation in Montana where it was found a decade ago, is about 76 million years old. Show More Summary
image credit 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...Show More Summary
Spiclypeus shipporum – Adding to the Judith River Formation Biota When Dr. Bill Shipp, a retired nuclear physicist, invested in a property in Montana, he little thought that he would be making a significant contribution to palaeontology. However, thanks to the chance discovery of some disarticulated fossil material found on his land, a new species […]
OTTAWA, May 18, 2016--A chance fossil discovery in Montana a decade ago has led to the identification of an audacious new species of horned dinosaur. The international research team that described the plant-eating dinosaur was led by a scientist at the Canadian Museum of Nature. The results are published today in the online science journal PLOS ONE. read more
A new species of horned dinosaur has been unearthed by scientists in southern Utah. Remains of the animal, named Machairoceratops cronusi, suggest it was about 26 feet long, weighed two tons and ate plants. The first traces were found...Show More Summary
Two newly discovered dinosaurs unearthed in the western U.S. states of Montana and Utah are illustrating the exotic appearance some of these beasts developed, with fanciful horns and spikes, toward the end of their reign on Earth. Scientists on Wednesday announced the discovery of fossils of two...
A chance fossil discovery in Montana a decade ago has led to the identification of an audacious new species of horned dinosaur. What sets Spiclypeus shipporum apart from other horned dinosaurs such as the well-known Triceratops is the orientation of the horns over the eyes, which stick out sideways from the skull. Show More Summary
Scientists have been trying to figure out for some time why certain dinosaurs like the triceratops were decorated with horns and frills, while others were not. However, new research from the journal Palaeontologia Electronica suggests that these characteristics may have been a result of "socio-sexual signaling." In other words, they put the horns in horny. The…
Scientists analyzing dinosaur fossils believe they've figured out why some had cumbersome horns and frills: to attract mates.The data offer support for the theory "that these features were under selection as socio-sexual dominance signals,"...Show More Summary