Friday, September 30, 2011

[Paleontology • 2010] Utahceratops gettyi & Kosmoceratops richardsoni • from Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah, the US

Artist's rendering of two new dinosaur species -- Utahceratops gettyi (top) and Kosmoceratops richardsoni -- discovered in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument of southern Utah.
CREDIT: Courtesy of Utah Museum of Natural History.

Utahceratops gettyi

κέρας (keras, "horn") and ὤψ (ōps, "face")

Kosmoceratops richardsoni
from Ancient Greek κόσμος (kosmos "ornament, decoration"),
κέρας (keras, "horn") and ὤψ (ōps, "face")

Phylogeny of the Ceratopsinae from Sampson et al. (2010)

Scott D. Sampson, Mark A. Loewen, Andrew A. Farke, Eric M. Roberts, Catherine A. Forster, Joshua A. Smith, Alan L. Titus (2010). Stepanova, Anna. ed. "New Horned Dinosaurs from Utah Provide Evidence for Intracontinental Dinosaur Endemism".
PLoS ONE. 5 (9): e12292 doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0012292.

Really Horny Dinosaur Heralded from Lost Continent via @LIVESCIENCEdotcom