Tiniest Intact Ceratopsid
The smallest intact ceratopsid skeleton was recently unearthed in Alberta
Rich fossil site
The fossil was unearthed in Dinosaur National Park in Canada, a rich site for Cretaceous Era fossils
The team first noticed the edge of the frill sticking out of the ground. When they investigated further, they realized it was a tiny ceratopsid, just about 5-feet long.
The skeleton was mostly intact, with just the front limbs missing. Because of its excellent preservation, the team believes the toddler dino drowned in a stream and was quickly buried in sediments, where it remained undisturbed for millions of years.
The dino likely was a chasmosaurus.
Dino growth rates
The new discovery will allow the researchers to better understand how the horned dinosaurs grew over time.