Now, due to the study of fossil discovered in Utah, scientists have discovered an innovative dinosaur species with a truly unique giant nose named Rhinorex that lived about 75 million years ago during the Late Cretaceous period.
The discovery of new specie’s task was done by two paleontologists from Brigham Young University’s Museum of Paleontology and North Carolina State University
These scientists stated that this species has the biggest curved nose of any other creature from the Late Cretaceous period. This large duck-billed creature Rhinorex was about 9.1 meters (30 feet) long, weighing in around 3,855 kilograms (8,500 pounds); nearly as much as a southern elephant seal.
Most appealing things about the finding is that Paleontologists first exposed fossilized remains in Utah and then these two paleontologists found the fossil of Rhinorex in a collection at the North Carolina Museum in Utah, but previously, most of the archaeological study was on its well preserved skin impressions which were hard to remove from the rock layer for reform.
The Gates said in the report that “The reason of such a large nose is still anonymous, If this dinosaur is anything like its relatives then it likely did not have an excellent sense of smell; but maybe the nose was used as a means of attracting mates, distinguishing members of its species, or even as a huge attachment for a plant-smashing beak so we are already searching out answers to these queries.”
This giant specie was discovered comparatively near two species of Gryposaurus, an additional hadrosaur with a huge nose and a similarly-sized body. Because of this, paleontologists have a modern perceptive and knowledge about the habitats of different species of hadrosaurs in the area, in fact, one investigator examined at 180 reports of hadrosaur fossils and found that 46 percent of those fossils still had skin attached.
The lead Paleontologist said that “We have discovered different hadrosaurs from the same time period, but located about 200 miles farther south that are adapted to a different surroundings and this finding gives us a geographic picture of the Cretaceous, and assists us in placing contemporary species in their right time and place as well as it also helps us further fill in the hadrosaur family tree.