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Sunday, September 26, 2010

2 new dinosaur species discovered!

I'm a little late with this news, but here it is:

2 New horned Dinosaurs!

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In Utah scientists have discovered two new dinosaur species. They are said to be closely related to the Triceratops.

One of the dinosaurs has 15 horns on its head and would have eaten plants, it was named Kosmoceratops richardsoni. The other one only has 5 horns. It is however larger than the first and was named Utahceratops gettyi 
"The horns really are probably developed at puberty, because most likely these are signals for mate recognition, competition between males, things like that," Loewen said. "They're sexual signals and really that's how we think this group of dinosaurs divided." (Source) 
The Skulls will be on display at the Utah Museum of Natural History for the rest of the year. (Source)

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