Researchers discover new hadrosaur with humongous nose

September 22, 2014 1:18 PM

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According to a statement from North Carolina State University, paleontologists at NC State and Brigham Young University have discovered a new hadrosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period with a very distinctive nasal profile. Named Rhinorex condrupus, the newly discovered dinosaur lived in what is now Utah about 75 million years ago.

Rhinorex, which literally means “King Nose,” was a plant-eater and a close relative of other Cretaceous hadrosaurs like Parasaurolophus and Edmontosaurus. According to the University of California Museum of Paleontology, hadrosaurs are typically identified by bony crests that extended from the skull...

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