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By Tony Ault
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Newly discovered armored dinosaur fossils delivered to Western Science Center Museum


Last updated 8/31/2018 at 9:55am


The heavily armored Invictarx zephyri dinosaur, seen from a tree-eye view as drawn by Kara Keeley, is a new species of dinosaur that roamed North America 80 million years ago whose fossils were found in New Mexico.

Excitement filled air in the laboratories of the Western Science Center Museum Friday, Aug. 24, as the fossils of a new species of armored dinosaur, the "Invictarx zephyri," arrived from a New Mexico dig for local paleontologists to study.

The dinosaur has heavy armored scales and is called a nodosaur. It comes from the Menefee Formation dig in New Mexico and is believed to have lived 80 million years ago. It is the first new species named from the dig, according to Western Science Center's Dr. Andrew McDonald, curator of the museum.

McDonald, working with Doug Wolfe of the Zuni Dinosaur...

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