Paleontologists discover a new species of plant-eating dinosaur through fossils ... trends now
A new dinosaur species has been discovered in north Texas called Ampelognathus coheni - an herbivorous creature that lived 96 million years ago.
The small plant-eater is one of only a few herbivores found in Texas and is related the to Qantassaurus intrepidus dinosaur.
A Ampelognathus coheni fossilized jawbone was first found in 2020 near Lake Grapevine around Dallas-Fort Worth.
After further research, paleontologists Ronald Tykoski, Dori Contreras, and Christopher Noto have now confirmed in a new article published the bones belonged to the new dinosaur species.
Tykoski told the Dallas Morning News in 2020 via Newsweek that the dinosaur is a 'little bitty animal' that would've been the size of a border collie.
The newly discovered Ampelognathus coheni species began after Murray Cohen discovered the unknown jawbone near Lake Grapevine in 2020
The bone was a bit of a mystery to paleontologists Ronald Tykoski, Dori Contreras, and Christopher Noto due to it being unlike any