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New species of armoured dinosaur discovered

New species of armoured dinosaur discovered

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A fossil of a new species of armoured dinosaur has been discovered in Utah, changing how scientists believe the animals evolved. It took almost four years to prepare and analyse the medium-sized dinosaur's skeleton, which is 13-16ft long (4-5m) and about 42 inches (1.5m) tall at the hip, and one of the most complete ever discovered in this region of the US.Armoured dinosaurs, or ankylosauridae, existed exclusively in the northern hemisphere before they became extinct 66 million years ago. Image: A crew from the Natural History Museum of Utah excavated the dinosaur's bones. Pic: NHMU Fossils have been found in North America, East Asia and Europe, and the three regions have different forms of armour to differentiate...