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Video: Dinosaur with huge nose discovered in Utah

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Posted at 5:26 PM, Sep 23, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-23 17:26:13-04

It seems like dinosaurs have been in the news a fair bit lately, but the newest dino to be discovered is beating out competitors by a nose.

This is Rhinorex condrupus, which was recently discovered in Utah. And that thing on the front of its head? That's its nose.

Rhinorex was actually dug up in the 1990s, but it was never put together. It was just kept in storage at Brigham Young University. Finally, two scientists decided to piece the fossils together, and that's when they realized they had a new species on their hands.

Rhinorex was a Hadrosaur, also known as a duckbill dinosaur, who were known for their distinct and widely varied crests and lived during the Cretacious period, some 75 million years ago. 

Find out more with this Newsy video.