New Dinosaur Species with Giant Nose discovered in North Carolina

September 21, 2014 5:24 AM

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Researchers have discovered a hadrosaur species, dinosaurs that belong to ornithischian family Hadrosauridae. The research has shown that the species with a truly distinctive nasal profile had lived about 75 million years ago during the Late Cretaceous period.

The study conducted by the researchers of North Carolina State University has found that new dinosaur named Rhinorex had a giant nose. The dinosaur was a plant-eater and had same properties as Cretaceous hadrosaurs like Edmontosaurus and Parasaurolophus.

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