'Alien-Horned Face' Dino Found In Canada (Sadly, Dead)

November 8, 2012


A new species of horned dinosaur has been officially recognized in Canada, after being misidentified as a similar species for sixty years. Xenoceratops (literally "alien-horned face"), is a distant cousin of the triceratops and lived 80-million years ago. They had the kind of horns that you would NOT want to find between your buttcheeks. A bike horn? Sure. *flexing ass* Honk honk! No? The kids usually love that one.

Xenoceratops was about the size of a rhinoceros -- about 20 feet (6 meters) long including the tail -- and weighed about 2 tons, Evans said. The dinosaur used its birdlike beak to graze on the cattails, ferns and flowers in primeval river deltas.

The species most distinct feature, however, is its spiky head: Two hooks jutting from its forehead, two massive spikes rest at the top of its head and a frilly shield adorns its neck.

The new species helps fill in a gap in the evolutionary record, said Andrew Farke, a paleontologist at the Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology in Claremont, Calif.

Admittedly, I do HALF wish I had horns on my head. Then I could convince people I was legit demonspawn and, I dunno, maybe start a cult or something. Try to get at least enough followers to not have to work anymore. That would be cool. Hell, even if I just didn't have to make my own lunches.

Thanks to Aaron, Nickw22 and Bria, who agree the only thing better than discovering a new horned dino, is discovering new a horny one. Okay that might just be me projecting.

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