WOODLAND PARK, Colo. — Experts at the Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center are confident the bones found by a team in Montana are those of a previously undiscovered species.
The Colorado Springs Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/1Lj6eUG) outside experts will confirm whether this is indeed a new species of dinosaur, nicknamed Ava due to its resemblance to the plant-eating Avaceratops.
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.
The skeleton was used to make a replica that was unveiled in an exhibit Wednesday at the center in Woodland Park, Colorado.
Information from: The Gazette, http://www.gazette.com