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Unusual horned dino unearthed in Canada

3 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

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

The Complex Structure & Function of Triceratops Teeth

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

New Dinosaur Discovered, Nicknamed Hellboy After Comic

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

Why Triceratops Teeth Are Cooler Than Their Horns

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

New Species Of Dinosaur Discovered In Canada

4 weeks agoHumor / odd : The Presurfer

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

Behold “Hellboy,” A Horned Dinosaur Unlike Any Other

4 weeks agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

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...

Scientists Discover A New Horned Dinosaur Nicknamed Hellboy, World Demands More Dinosaur-Based Horror Comics

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

Meet ‘Hellboy’ — a new species of dinosaur discovered in Canada

4 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

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...

New species of horned dinosaur with 'bizarre' features revealed

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.

Meet the "Hellboy" dinosaur: New cousin of Triceratops

4 weeks agoTechnology : Tech Talk

70 million years ago, this newly discovered horned dinosaur roamed what's now western Canada

Regaliceratops peterhewsi: A Maastrichtian Cretaceous Chasmosaurine Ceratopsid Nicknamed 'Hellboy'

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

Hellboy The Dinosaur, And Why Triceratops Was Horny

A new species related to Triceratops reveals a surprise in the evolution of horned dinosaurs

Hellboy: Scientists Say Find Is One of the Strangest Horned Dinosaurs Ever

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

Newly Identified 'Hellboy' Dinosaur Sported Unique Horns, Scientists Say

4 weeks agoNews : The Two-Way

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.

This New Dinosaur Is Like Triceratops with a Massive Kickass Crown

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

Canadian Scientists Discovered This Astonishing New Species Of Horned Dinosaur

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

Why Did Scientists Mistake This Ancient Bird Egg For A Dinosaur Egg?

last monthGenres / Sci Fi : io9

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...

The Curse of the Horned Dinosaur Egg

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

Guest Post: Can We Easily Distinguish Male and Female Protoceratops?

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

10 Resilient Facts About Pachyrhinosaurus

3 months agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

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

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