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DinoNews - Dinonews 2009

Miles, C.A. & Miles, C.J. (2009) Skull of Minotaurasaurus ramachandrani, a new Cretaceous anlylosaur from the Gobi dessert. Current Science Vol. 96 No. 1 pp. 65-70

A new genus and species of ankylosaurid, a dinosaur from the Upper Cretaceous of the Gobi Desert has been described. It shows characters typical of many Late Cretaceous ankylosaurs. The new specimen is a virtually complete skull with both hemimandibles preserved intact with the predentary. This skull has been subjected to almost no crushing or shearing. It has an equilateral, triangular-shaped skull when viewed dorsally and large, highly ornamented narial osteoderms, which give the skull a bull-like appearance with flaring nostrils. Braincase features are more primitive than those of the other Gobi Desert ankylosaurs.

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