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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Hellboy, the new species of horned dinosaur

This dinosaur dubbed 'Hellboy' by the experts because their horns are so unique. The fossil comes from dinosaur species that had never been discovered before.

The fossils were first discovered exactly 10 years ago by a geologist Peter Hews in around the Oldman River, Canada.
This is an artistic life reconstruction of the new horned dinosaur Regaliceratops peterhewsi in the palaeoenvironment of the Late Cretaceous of Alberta, Canada. (Picture from: http://nyti.ms/1T6u7RZ)
Through the Current Biology journal, Dr. Caleb Brown of the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaentology described this is the unusual finding fossils. Fossil findings turned out to have a close kinship with Triceratops.
A photograph of the skull of the new horned dinosaur Regaliceratops peterhewsi (Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology 2005.055.0001) in oblique view. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1G5WpVO)
"The specimens were found to be around Alberta, Canada. In the region has never discovered horned dinosaur like this finding. This fossils finding are so valuable," said Brown.

Brown and his colleague Donald Henderson, named the horned dinosaurs 'Regaliceratops peterhewsi' with the nickname "Hellboy". Furthermore, Brown and Henderson states that 'Hellboy' is a form of the most obvious evolution of horned dinosaurs.

And the researchers hope to find more the Regaliceratops peterhewsi specimens. The aim is able to reconstruct the entire fossils. "These findings suggest that there are many kinds of horned dinosaurs are not yet known," said Brown. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | NEW YORK TIMES]
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