A new species of dinosaur “with a very unique morphology” discovered in Montana

About 78 million years ago, a dinosaur with a very unique morphology roamed the wetlands and marshes of what is now Montana”, begin Science. It is in this American state, a few kilometers from the Canadian border, that his skull and other parts of his skeleton were found in 2019. His bones were purchased in 2021 by a museum in Denmark which commissioned paleontologists from Utah State University, USA to study them.

Their analysis led some specialists to declare that it was a new species. “A spectacular dinosaur given a spectacular name: Lokiceratops rangiformis, which means the horned face of Loki (a Norse god with a horned helmet) resembling a caribou, indicates the site IFLScience. The description of the giant animal is detailed in a scientific article published in PeerJ.

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