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Yehuecauhceratops – A New Dinosaur from Mexico

Yehuecauhceratops mudei – Mexican Relative of Nasutoceratops Last week, a new species of North American horned dinosaur was announced.  Named Yehuecauhceratops (Y. mudei), at three metres long, it was little more than a third the size of Triceratops, but its discovery, after a ten-year-long exploration of Upper Cretaceous strata of the State of Coahuila (northern […]

Redefining the Horned Dinosaurs

Two New Ceratopsian Clades – Nasutoceratopsini and the Centrosaurini Over the last few years, the number of horned dinosaurs described from fossils found in North America has risen at a rapid rate.  New additions to the CeratopsidaeShow More Summary

Researchers name two new horned dinosaur tribes

Dr. Michael Ryan, curator and head of vertebrate paleontology at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, is the lead author on new research published in the Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences that names two new tribes of horned dinosaurs (ceratopsians) based on characteristics related to frill (or head shield) ornamentation.

Scientists redefine horned dinosaur relationships by naming 2 new ceratopsian tribes

(Cleveland Museum of Natural History) Scientists identify two new tribes of ceratopsian dinosaurs based on distinctions in frill ornamentation. These two tribes employed different strategies and lived side-by-side in the Late Cretaceous in what is now western North America.

Scientists redefine horned dinosaur relationships by naming two new ceratopsian tribes

Scientists have named two new clades, or tribes, of horned dinosaurs (ceratopsians) based on fossils collected from the United States and Alberta, Canada. The new tribes are Nasutoceratopsini and Centrosaurini. Research describing the updated relationships among horned dinosaurs appears online in the Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences.

New Twist on Why Dinosaurs Got So Big So Fast

For years, paleontologists have theorized that many of the world's largest dinosaurs sported head ornaments (think horns, knobs, and crests) as a means of intimidation and defense, and that these giants evolved to be so big because size helped them be more effective killers. But now new research published in...

The Ridiculous Nasal Anatomy of Giant Horned Dinosaurs

Giant horned dinosaurs had very special nostrils... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Dinosaur Horns and Crests Tied to Rapid Growth Spurt

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.

New species of uniquely horned dinosaur identified

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

'Most accurate' depiction of a dinosaur yet looks like a Muppet with face horns - CNET

7 months agoTechnology / Internet : Webware

A fossil from China helps scientists reconstruct Psittacosaurus, but the new look is a step down for the dino.

Video: Liberals Polled on the Street Believe Donald Trump Jr. Killed a Triceratops

7 months agoHobbies / Hunting : Outdoorhub

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

Were There two Species of Agujaceratops in Cretaceous West Texas?

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 Dinosaur Tooth Discovered in Northern Mississippi

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 […]

Ceratopsian Tooth Found in Cretaceous Mississippi

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

A New Type of Horned Dinosaur Named “Hannah”

“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 Plugs a Four-Million-Year Gap

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

US fossils reveal two new species of horned dinos

11 months agoArts : Artdaily

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

Paleontologists Discover New Dinosaur Species

11 months agoHumor / odd : The Presurfer

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

“Spiked Shield” Horned Dinosaur from Montana

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 […]

New horned dinosaur species with 'spiked shield' identified by Canadian Museum of Nature

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

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