Why This Newly Discovered Hadrosaur Had Such a Massive Nose in the Late Cretaceous

September 22, 2014 11:06 AM

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A newly discovered dinosaur, called a hadrosaur, had a nose that put others to shame. Named Rhinorex condrupus, the hadrosaur lived in what is now Utah about 75 million years ago during the Late Cretaceous period.

Rhinorex condrupus was a plant-eater, and was actually a close relative to other Cretaceous hadrosaurs, such as Parasaurolophus and Edmontosaurus. Hadrosaurs are usually identified by their bony crests which extend from the skull. This new dinosaur, though, doesn't have a hard crest; instead, it has...

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