Interesting Science Pictures: Part IX

Mojoceratops perifania

Source: Mojoceratops: New Dinosaur Species Named for Flamboyant Frill.

From Science Daily:

The dinosaur is one of more than a dozen species belonging to the chasmosaurine ceratopsid family, which are defined by elaborate frills on their skulls. A plant eater about the size of a hippopotamus, Mojoceratops appeared about 75 million years ago during the Late Cretaceous — 10 million years earlier than its well-known cousin, the Triceratops. The species, which is related to another dinosaur in Texas, is found only in Canada’s Alberta and Saskatchewan provinces and was short-lived, having survived for only about one million years.

The find is described in the Journal of Paleontology

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