New Horned Dinosaur With Super-Bizarre ‘Beak’ Discovered

A new paper, “A Ceratopsian Dinosaur from the Lower Cretaceous of Western North America, and the Biogeography of Neoceratopsia,” link here reports the discovery of a new dinosaur with a ‘super bizarre beak’.

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There are similarities to the newly discovered dinosaur – named Aquilops americanus – and Asian dinosaurs. “Aquilops lived nearly 20 million years before the next oldest horned dinosaur named from North America,” Dr. Andrew Farke, a researcher at the Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology in Claremont, Calif. and the paper’s lead author, said in a written statement. “Even so, we were surprised that it was more closely related to Asian animals than those from North America.”