Barney's Cousins Found

Bones found over the past two years in a Utah fossil bed have led to the identification of two new species of heavily armored dinosaurs larger than elephants. The species are an ankylosaur, or club-tailed armored dinosaur, and a clubless armored dinosaur or nodosaur, said James Kirkland, incoming state paleontologist for Utah. Both dinos are 30-feet long. Robert M. Sullivan, senior curator of paleontology and geology at the State Museum of Pennsylvania, said the large ankylosaur — nearly 50% bigger than other inhabitants of Jurassic Park — shows that the dinosaur family is more complex than earlier believed.

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