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New Dinosaur Discovered

Back in 1997, fossil hunters in Montana found a rock containing part of the skull and lower jaw of an unidentified small dinosaur.  However, a new study published last week confirmed the identification of the fossil as an early ceratopsian (horned dinosaur related to the Triceratops) that could be found in the region some 107 million years ago, during the Early Cretaceous period.  According to scientists, this ancient dinosaur had a sharp, hooked beak and spiky cheeks.  Before this latest discovery, the earliest known horned dinosaur found in North America was...