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A partial ankylosaurid skeleton from the upper Campanian Kaiparowits Formation of southern Utah is recognized as a new taxon, Akainacephalus johnsoni. The new taxon documents the first record of an associated ankylosaurid skull and postcranial skeleton from the Kaiparowits Formation. A good reference paper to aid in identification of ankylosaurid bones https://peerj.com/articles/5016/
Zuul crurivastator is a genus of herbivorous ankylosaurine dinosaur from the Campanian, Judith River Formation of Montana that was described earlier this year. The name Zuul was inspired by the monster Zuul in the movie Gostbusters. Some images from the ROM that is ongoing in the preparation of this monster. Took 8 weeks to dig up and will take 4 years to prepare. 3D Skull DL4BnoMW0AEDqLj.mp4
Hello everyone, I've been researching dinosaur intelligence, and have read about certain dinosaurs who were considered more intelligent than most others. From what I gather, even the cleverer dinosaurs were left in the dust by modern birds and mammals, yet dinosaurs were apparently very smart for reptiles... I've read that Ankylosaurids were exceedingly unintelligent, and that Troodon were brilliant for their time. The intellect of Ornithomimus is speculated by some to have been akin to that of an ostrich, and Tyrannosaurus Rex apparently had a fairly large section of its brain specifically devoted to strategy. I know animal intelligence (even human intelligence) is tough to measure, and I'd imagine that DINOSAUR intelligence can only be 100% more difficult. With that said, what I'm trying to ask is: How intelligent do you think dinosaurs were relative to today's birds, mammals and reptiles? How dim were massive sauropods and ankylosaurids compared to very dim modern animals? Was Troodon really just as smart as an opossum? Obviously this requires a lot of wild speculation, but it'd still be fun to hear your thoughts. I know there are people on this forum who specialize their interests and knowledge in particular dinosaurs, so please fire away. Thanks! Lauren