Paleontologists identify new species of horned dinosaur

11/8/2012 |

Paleontologists in Canada discovered a new horned dinosaur species, Xenoceratops foremostensis. Researchers analyzed fragments of three skulls from a two-ton, 20-foot-long dinosaur that lived around 80 million years ago, which were found by paleontologist Wann Langston Jr. in a rock formation in Alberta, Canada, in 1958. The most unique feature of the species is its spiky head: two hooks extending from the forehead, two large spikes atop the head and a shield that embellishes the neck.

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