Researchers in South America Discover a New Species of Tiny but Tough Dinosaurs: ScienceAlert

Fossils of a small, prickly dinosaur recently discovered in South America may represent an entire lineage of armored dinosaur previously unknown to science.

The newly discovered species, Jakapil kaniukuralooks like a primitive relative of armored dinosaur like Ankylosaurus gold Stegosaurusbut it came from the Cretaceousthe last era of the dinosaurs, and lived between 97 million and 94 million years ago.

That means a whole lineage of armored dinosaurs lived in the Southern Hemisphere but had gone completely undetected until now, paleontologists reported in a new study.

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