Wednesday, July 17, 2013

A brand-new dinosaur noses its way into the books

A new species of dinosaur has been discovered in southern Utah, a cousin of the well-known Triceratops but with a huge, bulbous nose and long, curving horns.The Natural History Museum of Utah revealed the fossilized remains of the dino -- Nasutoceratops titusi -- Wednesday, while a research paper announcing the new species appeared in U.K. scientific journal the Proceedings of the Royal Society B."This dinosaur just completely blew us away," Dr. Mark Loewen, from the museum and from the University of Utah, told the BBC. "We would never have predicted it would look like this -- it is just so outside of the norm for this group of dinosaurs."