New Horned Dinosaur, Cousin of Triceratops, Discovered

Triceratops is one of the most iconic dinosaur species we know, in part because of its distinctive looks: a large head frill, two huge brow horns, and another horn on its nose.

And now it’s got a new cousin. Researchers have discovered a remarkable new species of ceratopsian called Wendiceratops pinhornensis that lived 79 million years ago.

As one of the oldest specimens of the horned dinosaur family, Wendiceratops might help answer why, precisely, these horns and frills evolved.

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