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Sunday, November 1, 2009

New Species of Dinosaur Discovered In Montana

Paleontologists have discovered a new species of dinosaur that lived over 112 years million years ago in Montana. They are calling it a biological version of an army tank because of the hard armor consisting of a set of sharp spikes and a skull so thick that even 'raptors' such as Deinonychus could leave barely more than a scratch.

Bill and Kris Parsons, Research associates of the Buffalo Museum of Science, found much of the skull of the newly described Tatankacephalus cooneyorum resting on the surface of a hillside in 1997. Because the skull was 90% complete, it was possible to justify this fossil as a new species.Read the full story at Science Daily


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