Albuquerque, N.M. – A new, 11-foot, horned dinosaur was discovered in the southwestern United States bones accumulated 20 years ago, according to paleontologists in New Mexico Natural History and Science Museum.
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The new ceratopsid, of the same breed as the best-known triceratop, weighed 1 500 kilograms and walked the country 73 million years ago, the researchers said.
The bones of the new dinosaur were discovered along rocks, which was once a large lake, southwest of Tucson, Arizona.
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Museum Officers said in a press release that the new dinosaur is one of the few Arizona names.
The official name is Crittendenceratops krzyzanowskii. Crittendenceratops after stone formation, where the bones were found called the Fort Crittenden Formation, the geological formation in southeast Arizona. The last Stan Krzyzanowski was a research fellow at the Museum of Natural History in New Mexico, who found bones.
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