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NEW DINOSAUR ALERT!!!!!

Nickname: “Hellboy”

The bones of the new species, which lived in the Cretaceous some 70 million years ago, were found about a decade ago near a river in southeastern Alberta, Canada. But, it wasn’t until the specimen was being prepared that its “comically small” eye horns were noticed, says Caleb Brown of the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology in Alberta.

"Once it was prepared it was obviously a new species, and an unexpected one at that. Many horned-dinosaur researchers who visited the museum did a double take when they first saw it in the laboratory,” he says.

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Skull photo: Sue Sabrowski/Courtesy of Royal Tyrrell Museum, Drumheller, Alberta.

Artist’s representation: Julius T. Csotonyi/Courtesy of Royal Tyrrell Museum, Drumheller, Alberta