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posted by Dopefish on Sunday February 23 2014, @02:00PM   Printer-friendly
from the where-the-heck-are-the-badlands dept.

Gaaark writes:

"Paleontologists from the University of Calgary have discovered a massive, 70 million-year-old skull of a horned dinosaur: a pachyrhinosaur, to be exact. It is described as a 'rare find': the last discovery of this type in the same region dates back to more than 50 years ago when only a partial skull was collected.

Found in the Alberta Badlands in Canada, its two meter long head had large bony bumps, short curved horns and a large frill at its neck. In her statement, researcher Darla Zelenitsky said, "the skull of this animal has an enormous bony structure over the snout that would have made for a very strange looking individual.

The University of Calgary statement with more details and related links can be found here."

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  • (Score: 5, Funny) by Jubal on Sunday February 23 2014, @05:45PM

    by Jubal (1397) on Sunday February 23 2014, @05:45PM (#5244)

    Can't help but feel slightly suspicious that this happens so close to the premiere of an animated movie where the lead character is a pachyrhinosaur.. Still, the timing could have been better, so tin foil hat stays off for now

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  • (Score: 2, Funny) by kristian on Sunday February 23 2014, @05:47PM

    by kristian (2395) <{kristian} {at} {}> on Sunday February 23 2014, @05:47PM (#5245) Homepage

    Can't tell if joking or extremely paranoid.

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