77-Million-Year-Old Horned Dinosaur Discovered in Montana

June 19, 2014 7:58 AM

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77-Million-Year-Old Horned Dinosaur Discovered in Montana

Scientists have unearthed fossilized remains of a horned dinosaur in Montana from the late Cretaceous Period.

A new species of horned dinosaur (ceratopsian) has been discovered in Montana in the U.S. The 20- feet long dinosaur lived some 77 million years ago. Discovered by paleontologists from the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, the dinosaur has been named Mercuriceratops (Mercuri+ceratops) Gemini.

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