Saturday, 15 December 2012

Dinosaur with Giant Nose Discovered

A new dinosaur with a large, prominent nose has been discovered in northern Mexico.
The duck-billed dinosaur, Latirhinus uitstlani ("lati" is Latin for "wide" and "rhinus" means nose in Greek), lived during the Late Cretaceous approximately 73 million years ago. Found in Coahuila state, it is described in the latest issue of Historical Biology: An International Journal of Paleobiology.

Its wide nasal cavity might have given it incredible smell-detecting ability.

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