Photos: New Triceratops Cousin Unearthed

A renowned fossil hunter in Alberta discovered the new species Wendiceratops pinhornensis, a dinosaur that lived about 13 million years before its famous relative, Triceratops, during the Late Cretaceous period. Researchers are interested in W. pinhornensis' tall nose horn, which likely sat upright, and is the oldest known tall nose horn among the large ceratopsian dinosaurs. [Read the full story on Wendiceratops]

Location of the find

This bone-bed quarry is where the Wendiceratops was uncovered during 2014 summer excavations. (Credit: David Evans.)

Hard at work

In the bone-bed quarry, a student digs up bones. (Credit: David Evans.)

Slowly but surely

Methodically, a field crew excavates the Wendiceratops bone bed. (Credit: David Evans.)

Mapping it out

A map of the Wendiceratops bone-bed quarry shows the locations of the excavated bones. (Credit: David Evans.)

Experts on the subject

Michael Ryan (left) and David Evans (right) co-authored the paper describing Wendiceratops. (Credit: Derek Larson.)

Taking a look back

At the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, a reconstruction of Wendiceratops’ skeleton is on display. (Credit: Brian Boyle.)

Piecing it together

Close-up of a reconstruction of Wendiceratops' skeleton. (Credit: Brian Boyle.)

Imagining a life

An artists' conception of Wendiceratops. (Credit: Danielle Dufault.)

A picture of progress

This reconstruction of the Wendiceratops skeleton shows the discovered bones in blue. (Credit: Danielle Dufault.)

An adventurer

Wendy Sloboda discovered the site where the bones of the new dinosaur were recovered. (Credit: Michael Ryan.)

Laura is the archaeology/history and Life's Little Mysteries editor at Live Science. She also reports on general science, including archaeology and paleontology. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Scholastic, Popular Science and Spectrum, a site on autism research. She has won multiple awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association for her reporting at a weekly newspaper near Seattle. Laura holds a bachelor's degree in English literature and psychology from Washington University in St. Louis and a master's degree in science writing from NYU.