Rhinorex or Schnozzlesaurus? Dinosaur Had a King-Size Nose

September 23, 2014 5:07 PM

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Rhinorex or Schnozzlesaurus? Dinosaur Had a King-Size Nose

The remains of a big-nosed dinosaur that stalked Earth some 75 million years ago, possibly luring mates with its beauty of a schnozzle, have been discovered in central Utah.

The beast's giant nose earned the dinosaur the name Rhinorex condrupus, with the Latin word Rhinorex meaning "king nose." And it surely sported a large sniffer: Rhinorex had the largest nasal opening, relative to its size, of any duck-billed dinosaur, according to Terry Gates, a researcher at North ...

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