Paleontologists working in Montana discover N.America’s oldest horned dinosaur

The newly named dinosaur, Aquilops Americanus, which means “American Eagle Face” was a crow-sized cousin of the ceratopsians of Asia.dino-1

The creature lived during the Early Cretaceous Period some 108 million years ago, making it 20 million years older than the next known horned dinosaur in the area, said the study led by Andrew Farke from the Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology in California.

“We were surprised that it was more closely related to Asian animals than those from North America,” said Farke. That suggests some international migratory event may have occurred, but researchers are continuing to pin down the possibilities of how this may have happened. Farke said since only scattered teeth and skull bones have been found, paleontologists know little about how this eagle-faced miniature dinosaur lived and died.

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