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Saturday, October 17, 2015

This cute dinosaur fossils believed to be a new species

Lately, new fossils and fragments of the extinct dinosaurs are often found. Once upon a time, a complete skeleton arrangement provides an opportunity for scientists to identify new species. Tiny dinosaur fossils found in the Judith River formation in Montana could be one breakthrough for paleontologists in Colorado.
The site of the dig in central Montana. (Picture from: http://huff.to/1GJHH5d)
"I have worked in this field for 30 years, and every year we find something new and special," said Michael Triebold, Director Triebold Paleontology, Inc. and founder of the Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center, told CBS News.
Complete replica of new triceratops-relative "Ava" found in Montana. The dinosaur skeleton stands about 4 feet tall and 11 feet long. (Picture from: http://huff.to/1GJHH5d)
Fossils belonging to tiny dinosaur resemble Triceratops structure is almost complete when it was discovered. Much more surprising to the researchers, there are also some soft tissue mummy survivors around the hip area.

After more than three years, paleontology experts reconstruct the shape and make replica intact for display using a laser scanner and 3D mold to fill in some missing pieces.
Skull of "Ava," a possible new triceratops species. (Picture from: http://cbsn.ws/1hI9zAe)
"This is really cute dinosaurs, if dinosaur could be cute. This dinosaur glance looks like a mini triceratops, but without a horn in its nose, "said Triebold. He added that when they realized how similar this dinosaur with triceratops relatives called Avaceratops, they decided to name it 'Ava'. And Ava really a unique ceratops baby, believed to have lived about 75 million years ago, and at 3 or 4 years old it died.

According to scientists, there is no other known dinosaurs like Ava. Although it has similarities with triceratops skull, but this type does not have horns on its nose. Ava has not had a scientific name. The replica was unveiled on Wednesday, September 21, 2015 and exhibited at the Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center in Woodland Park, Colorado. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CBS NEWS]
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