New Mexico – A new horned dinosaur, one of the largest known, has been discovered in northwestern New Mexico.
It's called Ojoceratops (Oh-ho-SAHR-uh-tops).
Scientists say the newly discovered dinosaur was a predecessor to Triceratops and Torosaurus, two well-known dinosaurs from the end of the Cretaceous Period, 65 million to 70 million years ago.
The new dinosaur was discovered in the summer of 2005 in the Bisti/De-na-zin Wilderness of northwestern New Mexico by Denver Fowler, who is now a Ph.D. student at Montana State University.
Paleontologist Robert M. Sullivan of the State Museum of Pennsylvania led a series of expeditions that recovered the bones.
The genus name is derived from the Ojo Alamo Formation, the rock unit in which the dinosaur was found.
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