New dino species discovered in US

US palaeontologists have discovered the fossil of a previously unknown dinosaur, a strange horned beast that roamed an island continent 76 million years ago.
Researchers said the new species has been dubbed Nasutoceratops, which translates to “big-nosed horned face.” The giant creature discovered in the Utah desert lived around 76 million years ago and was part of the ceratopsid group, which consists of plant-eating, rhinoceros-like dinos, including Triceratops.
“It has the biggest nose and the longest horns of any of the ceratopsids,” said study co-author Mark Loewen, a palaeontologist at the University of Utah. Loewen and his fellow researchers unravelled two specimens several years ago in the barren deserts of Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument in Utah, LiveScience reported. One of the specimens included a mostly intact, 1.8 meters skull, along with parts of the creature’s spine and a few fragments of its legs.

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