108 Million-Year-Old Horned Dinosaur Discovered In Montana Is Oldest In North America [PHOTO]

December 10, 2014 11:57 PM

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108 Million-Year-Old Horned Dinosaur Discovered In Montana Is Oldest In North America [PHOTO]

A dinosaur the size of a bunny is rewriting one of the earliest chapters of North American history. The newly identified Aquilops americanu, an ancestor of the famed, fringe-headed Triceratops, is now considered the continent’s first horned dinosaur after its skull was found in Montana, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal PLOS One.

The tiny skull, no larger than the palm of a hand, was actually discovered in 1997 but wasn’t classified until much more recently, National Geographic reported. The fossilized remains belonged to a group of horned dinosaurs called ceratopsians, which thrived during the Cretaceous period but whose fa...

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