New Dinosaur Found in South Dakota

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This is kind of cool. A new species of pachycephalosaur (Friar Tuck in “The Lost World”) has been found. Unlike most pachycephalosaurs it has a flat skull – rather than the more familiar rounded skull.

A fossil found in South Dakota is that of a never before seen species of dinosaur, a horse-sized plant eater with spikes on its bony flat head, scientists said on Monday. ‘When my colleagues saw a CAT scan of the new fossil, they tore up their family tree diagrams and said, ‘Back to the drawing board!’ … We never suspected such a creature existed,’ said paleontologist Robert Bakker.

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