New species of horned dinosaur discovered in U.S.A.

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Scientists in Utah, U.S.A., have found fossils of two new types of dinosaur, which are about 80 million years old.

 

 

 

 

The fossils show that these dinosaurs had many horns on their heads, and Mark Lowen, the leader of the team behind the discovey, called the larger of the two, the Utahceratops gettyi, ‘a giant rhino with a ridiculously super-sized head’. The dinosaurs were closely related to the Triceratops, and comes from the family of ceratopsians.

The creatures are thought to have lived in swamps in Laramidia, a long-lost region which was situated in the west of what is now the U.S.A. The dinosaur fossils have been found to have originated from the Cretaceous period.

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