Possible New Dinosaur Uncovered in Montana
Experts at the Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center in Colorado are confident the bones found by an excavation team in Montana indicate a newly discovered species.
According to the Associated Press,
The Colorado Springs Gazette reports outside experts will officially confirm whether this is indeed a new species of dinosaur, nicknamed Ava due to its resemblance to the plant-eating Avaceratops. The excavations were done at the fossil-rich Judith River Formation in north-central Montana. Center Curator Anthony Maltese is a member of the Triebold Paleontology, Inc. field excavation team. The firm has been uncovering the skeleton since 2012. Maltese says there were enough differences between Ava and the Avaceratops that researchers were sure they’d found something new.