Saturday, July 20, 2013

See the new Peloroplites cedrimontanus at the Prehistoric Museum

Visit the museum and see the skeleton of one of the largest known armored dinosaurs in its new home at Utah State University Eastern Prehistoric Museum.

 The never-before-seen skeleton is of one of the largest armored dinosaurs ever found. B...ristling with spikes, Peloroplites cedrimontanus was well defended against predators looking for a quick lunch. Its name means “armored monster from the Cedar Mountain,” in reference to the formation from which the bones were found.

 Peloroplites adds to a growing number of ankylosaur dinosaurs from Utah.

“There are more species of ankylosaurs in Utah than in any other state,” said Kenneth Carpenter, USU Eastern Museum director and dinosaur paleontologist. “Only Mongolia and China have us beat.”
See this spectacular dinosaur skeleton Monday through Saturday 9 am to 5 pm (general admission rates apply).

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