The skull of a horned dinosaur that was previously unknown to scientists and was unearthed in Canada is actually a relative of the Triceratops, researchers this week. The bones were found sticking out of a cliff along the Oldman River in southeastern Alberta about a decade ago. Show More Summary
Wear biomechanics in the slicing dentition of the giant horned dinosaur Triceratops. 2015. Science Advances. Modern reptilian teeth are constructed in such a way that they are used mostly for seizing, but not chewing, food. In contrast, the teeth of most herbivorous mammals self-wear with use to create complex file surfaces for mincing plants. Show More Summary
So a new dinosaur has been discovered, and has been given a rather colorful nickname due to its horn placement: The newly identified Regaliceratops peterhewsi has been informally named after Mike Mignola’s perpetually grumpy paranormal investigator (Hellboy,) owing to the presence of a pair of prominent horns just above its eyes. Show More Summary
Image: Chaoborus/Wikipedia Although Tyrannosaurus rex's foot-long, serrated teeth soak up almost all attention, more sophisticated dinosaur dentistry fans should be looking to the humble triceratops, whose teeth are so complex that even their fossils are still self-wearing, even as the animal that used them is long-extinct. Show More Summary
image credit Julius T. Csotonyi/Royal Tyrrell Museum When fossil experts first clapped eyes on the skull, it was clearly from a strange, horned dinosaur. When they noticed how stunted the bony horns were, its nickname, Hellboy, was assured.The...Show More Summary
Paleontologists in Alberta have described a fiercely intimidating Cretaceous Period dinosaur that featured a distinct set of facial horns and spines at the back of its skull. Read more...
There are few headlines in this world of ours that combine my interests as perfectly as "Scientists Identify A New Dinosaur And Give It The Nickname 'Hellboy.'" Like, maybe if the scientists were riding dirtbikes and skateboards, orShow More Summary
Nicknamed Hellboy, the dinosaur had short horns over the eyes and a long nose horn, the opposite of the features sported by its close relative triceratops When fossil experts first clapped eyes on the skull, it was clearly from a strange, horned dinosaur. When they noticed how stunted the bony...
About 10 years ago, someone stumbled across some bones sticking out of a cliff along the Oldman River in southeastern Alberta, Canada. Now, scientists describe that those bones belonged to a nearly intact skull of a very unusual horned dinosaur -- a close relative of the familiar Triceratops that had been unknown to science until now.
70 million years ago, this newly discovered horned dinosaur roamed what's now western Canada
A New Horned Dinosaur Reveals Convergent Evolution in Cranial Ornamentation in CeratopsidaeAuthors:Brown et alAbstract:Ceratopsid (horned) dinosaurs are an iconic group of large-bodied, quadrupedal, herbivorous dinosaurs that evolved in the Late Cretaceous and were largely restricted to western North America. Show More Summary
A new species related to Triceratops reveals a surprise in the evolution of horned dinosaurs
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Scientists had a heck of a time getting the remarkable fossil of a dinosaur they dubbed "Hellboy" out of the hard limestone along a Canadian river bank where it was entombed for 68 million years, but the diabolic...Show More Summary
The new species, a close relative of Triceratops that was discovered in Alberta, Canada, has large horns above the eyes and a crown-like frill.
Paleontologists based out of Alberta’s Royal Tyrrell Museum have discovered the remains of a bizarre new genus of horned dinosaur, similar to the iconic herbivore Triceratops. Dubbed Regaliceratops peterhewsi on account of its regal, crown-like frill, the animal is an unusual evolutionary mashup of two prominent ceratopsid families. Show More Summary
An incredible complete skull of a 68 million year old horned dinosaur is discovered poking out of a cliff in Alberta, Canada and represents one of the best skulls from this group ever found
Back in 2008, paleontologists discovered what appeared to be the fossilized egg of a horned dinosaur. A new study has re-identified it as belonging to — get this — a bird. So how could the original analysis have been so wrong? Read more...
Horned dinosaurs (ceratopsians) just can’t catch a break when it comes to their fossilized eggs. The first purported examples turned up in Mongolia during the 1920s, attributed to Protoceratops. A few unlucky “Protoceratops” eggs were...Show More Summary
This guest post is from Leonardo Maiorino, a vertebrate paleontologist with a particular interest in understanding the evolution of the skull in horned dinosaurs. Leo was at the helm of a recent paper in PLOS ONE (I was a co-author),...Show More Summary
Rodney, Flickr // CC BY 2.0 Pachyrhinosaurus sticks out like a sore thumb. Despite being a so-called “horned” dinosaur, there were few actual horns on its blunt, rugged skull. Still, there’s an undeniable beauty to this distinctive creature. 1. Show More Summary