Venezuelan Relative of Triceratops was No Bigger Than a Fox

August 5, 2014 11:04 PM

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Venezuelan Relative of Triceratops was No Bigger Than a Fox

The fossil of a new two-legged, fox-sized dinosaur relative of both Stegosaurus and Triceratops, which dates back about 200 million years, has been discovered in Venezuela. The find suggests that dinosaurs advanced quickly across the globe after a mass extinction claimed at least half of all species on Earth, researchers say.

The new dinosaur is named Laquintasaura venezuelae, and was about 3 feet long and only stood up to about 1 foot high. Judging by its teeth, it was an omnivore.

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