New Horned Dinosaur Unearthed

A new species of horned dinosaur has been unearthed in Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument in the high rugged desert of southern Utah. Nasutoceratops – which means big-nosed horn face – lived 76 million years ago, in the late Cretaceous period, in what was then a subtropical swampy environment.  Scott Sampson, chief curator with the Natural History Museum at the University of Utah, led the excavation that found what appears to be a new branch of the horned dinosaur family tree. He …

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