Newly-Named Horned Dinosaur was a Copycat
Everyone knows Triceratops. The herbivore’s a Cretaceous celebrity. Over the past ten years, however, old “three horned face” has started to look increasingly vanilla. One by one, paleontologists have uncovered a slew of massive horned dinosaurs with even flashier arrays of horns on their noses, over their eyes, and around their frills. Diabloceratops, Medusaceratops, Kosmoceratops, Coronosaurus… the list goes on. In fact, today another spiky titan is added to the list, and this new dinosaur was an evolutionary copycat.
The ceratopsid, described today in Current Biology by Royal Tyrrell Museum paleontologists Caleb Brown and Donald Henderson, was discovered in 2005 by geologist Peter Hews as he walked along the bank of the Oldman