We interrupt Carnegie Ceratopsian week to bring you this newsflash. Yes another ceratopsian has been described and by Andy Farke and ably assisted by occasional Musings guests Paul Barrett and Mark Loewen.

And of course, speaking of Andy, don’t forget the PPC is running this year, if a little late. We’ve had few signups by any standards so do get involved and let us know what projects you need ton finish and please spread the word!

4 Responses to “Newsflash”

  1. 1 Zhen 07/12/2011 at 8:24 pm

    I saw it yesterday.

    Oh, don’t google this news online, Dave. You’ll spare yourself the headache of reading some horrible reporting from the media.

  2. 2 Manuel 07/12/2011 at 8:42 pm

    I share the link with the original publication :

    Click to access app20100121.pdf

    taken from the Alf Museum website =D

  3. 3 Mark Robinson 08/12/2011 at 3:18 am

    I see that the original article on the Raymond M. Alf Museum’s website (which Science Daily have pretty much copied verbatim) calls this a cousin of Triceratops, similar to the manner in which all theropods are apparently cousins of T. rex. I understand the desire to give the “average joe” a handle to grab onto but all they needed to do was mention that there are two different groups of horned dinosaurs and that this was in the group without Triceratops.

    Later in the article they do mention Centrosaurus and Styracosaurus as close relatives so one or two more short sentences would have sufficed.

    I don’t agree with the sentiment but this was quite amusing.

    • 4 Zhen 08/12/2011 at 5:32 pm

      I was trying to warn Dave about that very article from gawker. These guys are a complete joke when it comes to news reporting. Gawker media and it’s subsidiaries are the lowest of low when it comes to news reporting.

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