The skeleton of the Nasutoceratops titusi has been hanging in a Utah museum for about a year and a half, but it wasn’t until now that it had a name. Translated to “big nosed horned face” in English, the Latin Nasutoceratops couldn’t be a more fitting moniker–the beast’s schnoz is truly massive, and, according to National Geographic, “had large air spaces–or ‘pneumatic excavations’ –that have never been seen in any other horned dinosaur. No word on whether they actually did anything.
Despite its intimidating looks and enormous horns, Nasutoceratops was a peaceful herbivore, munching on vegetation as it roamed what is now Utah 75 million years ago.
(Image: Andrey Atuchin/National Geographic)