Researchers Discover A New Dinosaur That Had A Cool Large Spiked Mohawk
Dinosaurs have always been something that captured our imagination just because of how massive they were as well as the fact that they are now extinct. We have never seen a live dinosaur before and the skeletons they have left behind have let our imagination run wild.
One can say they are the inspiration to some of the most iconic fictional monsters we have and dinosaurs have been a huge part of pop culture in movies and TV shows. Today, we have found a new dinosaur to add to the list. The reason this one is so special is just the design of the dinosaur.
1What are dinosaurs?
Dinosaurs are a diverse group of reptiles that walked on planet Earth between 243 and 233.23 million years ago. Around 201 million years ago, dinosaurs were the dominant terrestrial vertebrates through the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. Dinosaurs were both bipedal as well as quadrupedal while some were able to shift between stances.
2What they looked like?
Since dinosaurs have been portrayed in movies and TV shows we have a very good basic idea about what they looked like. When we hear the word ‘dinosaur’ we think massive animals that have huge teeth, claws and can be carnivores or herbivores. Many of them had defensive weapons like horns, claws or a thick hide to protect them from other dinosaurs.
The very first dinosaur fossil was discovered during the early part of the 19th century. They are now displayed as big attractions in museums. Throughout the world they are put on display in museums and children and adults can easily learn about them. Since the first dinosaur was discovered and researched there have been numerous new dinosaurs discovered.
4What we’re talking about today
Recently, there was a new discovery made of a new dinosaur fossil. Discovered in Patagonia, this herbivore definitely stood out among the rest. This dinosaur had spikes on its back for protection. It has been described as a small Brontosaurus crossed with a porcupine even though it is actually part of the Sauropod family.
This is the name of the newly discovered dinosaur. What has made this dinosaur go viral is its spines on its neck. Researchers have speculated that these spines were made for the protection of the animal. Many have compared these spines to the horns on a rhino. The spines were made from bone and covered in keratin which makes them stronger than just plain bone.