Big-nosed, horned-faced dinosaur unearthed in UtahJuly 18, 2013 @ 12:14 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Researchers in Salt Lake City say fossil-hunters unearthed the bones of a new type of big-nosed, horned-faced dinosaur in southern Utah.
The discovery of the creature named "Nasutoceratops titusi" (nah-soo-toh-SEHR'-ah-tops TY'-tuhs-ee) was described Wednesday in the British scientific journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B and by officials at the National History Museum of Utah at the University of Utah.
The dinosaur was a wide-bodied plant-eater that grew to 15 feet long and weighed 2 1/2 tons.
It's unique for its oversized nose and exceptionally long, forward-pointing curved horns over the eyes.
It's part of the same family as the well-known Triceratops (try-SEHR'-ah-tops).
The second part of the name recognizes paleontologist Alan Titus for his years of research work in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument discovery area.
(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
Donate to Treehouse and change the life of a foster child
Supporters are marching the $15 minimum wage from SeaTac to Seattle
The Holiday Map
Find lights, Santa photos, tree farms, and seasonal events with our holiday map
Please login below with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing MyNorthwest account holders will need to create a new Disqus account or use one of the social logins provided below. Thank you.