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New species of crested dinosaur identified in Mexico

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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – A team of palaeontologists in Mexico have identified a new species of dinosaur after finding its 72 million-year-old fossilized remains almost a decade ago, Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) said on Thursday. The new species, named Tlatolophus galorum, was identified as a crested dinosaur after 80% of its skull was recovered, allowing experts to compare it to other dinosaurs of that type, INAH said. The investigation, which also included specialists from the National Autonomous University of Mexico, began in 2013 with the discovery of an art…

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