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Another new dinosaur

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Date: Mar 05, 2007 - 09:17 AM
This is cool - another species of dinosaur has been discovered, and it's a "missing link" type between large and small plant-eaters:

"Unquestionably, it's an important find," said Peter Dodson, a University of Pennsylvania paleontologist. "It was sort of the grandfather or great-uncle of the really diverse horned dinosaurs that came after it."

Ryan named the new dinosaur Albertaceratops nesmoi, after the region and Cecil Nesmo, a rancher near Manyberries, Alberta, who has helped fossil hunters.

The creature was about 20 feet long and lived 78 million years ago.




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