Scientists discover new horned dinosaur

(Illustration by Danielle Dufault/From PLOS ONE)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Scientists have discovered a new dinosaur. Meet Wendiceratops pinhornensis.

The Triceratops’ ancestor was introduced this week in a PLOS ONE article, by paleontologists Michael Ryan and David Evans. It’s named after the fossil hunter who found the bones in Alberta, Canada.

Ryan and Evans say the horned Wendiceratops reveals the early ancestry of the Triceratops and the evolution of the nose horn, TIME reports.

The paleontologists say even though Wendiceratops is older, the Triceratops will remain more well-known, despite being “a relatively boring horned dinosaur,” Evans said. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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