horned dinosaur


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horned dinosaur

[¦hȯrnd ′dīn·ə‚sȯr]
(paleontology)
Common name for extinct reptiles of the suborder Ceratopsia.
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However, the discovery of a tooth in Mississippi provides evidence that horned dinosaurs were present in eastern North America as well.
Mercuriceratops shows that evolution gave rise to much greater variation in horned dinosaur headgear than we had previously suspected," he added.
The beast's name, Xenoceratops, translates to "alien horned-face," referring to its strange pattern of horns on its head and above its brow, and the rarity of such horned dinosaurs in this part of the fossil record.
He thought it likely that horned dinosaurs such as Kosmoceratops used their armaments to find mates rather than take on predators such as Tyrannosaurus rex.
Among the key events discussed are the discoveries of a basal titanosaur that may be the largest dinosaur found in China, the first large-bodied theropod from Pakistan, the largest Jurassic theropod tooth documented to date, and the first preserved integument and bonebed pertaining to the horned dinosaur Triceratops.
There are four deadly new creatures in Episode II - the lizard-like Massif, the Acklay - a cross between a velociraptior and a praying mantis - the cat-like Nexu and the Reek - a horned dinosaur.
In 2007, a new genus and species of horned dinosaur from the Cretaceous Period, Albertaceratops nesmoi, was discovered and named by a Museum paleontologist.
The beast, a horned dinosaur similar to Triceratops, had an especially large snout, scientists report in the Sept.
A new horned dinosaur from an Upper Cretaceous bone bed in Alberta.
CLEVELAND -- A new species of horned dinosaur that lived during the Late Cretaceous Period, about 76 million years ago, was found in a fossil bed at a prehistoric graveyard in the badlands of Alberta, Canada.
The study's authors--one of whom is Caleb Brown, a PhD candidate supervised by Evans--believe that Gryphoceratops measured less than 2 metres in length as an adult, making it the smallest horned dinosaur in North America.