New Dinosaur Species Identified In Saskatchewan

Monday, November 28, 2011

A skeleton of 66 million years, partially observed in Saskatchewan has been confirmed as a new species of plant-eating dinosaur.

The new species was named assiniboiensis Thescelosaurus (THES'-Kel-oh-oh-we-SAWR' SIN'-NI-boy-EN'-SIS), after Saskatchewan Assiniboia district, where he was found.

The sample was collected in the French valley of the river near Eastend in 1968, but has been identified in recent years.

Caleb Brown, who was part of the study team from the bones, says new dinosaur is notable for its small size compared to other herbivores present - which was similar in size to a white tail.
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The partial skeleton can be seen on the Discovery Centre T. Eastend and cast exact Rex is on display at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum in Regina.

The new dinosaur species is described in the December issue of Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society.

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