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New Mexico dinosaur species found
- April 1, 2020
- Posted by: Wiley M. Wagner
- Category: Science
Today, archaeologists from the Museum of National History of New Mexico in Albuquerque made a very interesting and unusual discovery – they said they discovered a new species of dinosaurs from the ceratopsids family, based on their research and analysis of the bones of one of their representatives found to the southeast of Tucson, and were not initially considered as an important discovery. However, later, as they were studied, dinosaur evolution experts discovered that they clearly belonged to one of the representatives of this herbivorous family, which, however, was very different from many of its brethren.
And he was distinguished primarily by the unusual shape of his head – possessing slightly wider arcs and bends of horns inherent in most representatives of this family, this specimen, however, possessed ¾ tons and a height of 11 feet, which distinguishes it as one of the largest representatives of the family. Sebastian Dalman and John-Paul Hodnet are project managers – they nicknamed the new subtype of this dinosaur as Crittendenceratops Krzyzanski and pointed out that dinosaurs like him existed about 71 million years ago.
It is worth noting that the new study also indirectly sheds light on the question of in which regions these species were distributed – according to preliminary analyzes and data, this family was distributed from Alaska to Mexico, distinguished by its skin and some features of the structure of bones. Thus, experts confirmed the early theory that these dinosaurs were much more diverse within their species.
Among other things, a new species of dinosaurs, discovered and classified in Albuquerque, can become a kind of guiding light for the detection and registration of other, as yet unknown species. The fact is that, together with the remains of one dinosaur, experts often discover other remains, thus allowing you to establish several finds at once.