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New armoured dinosaur with four foot horns on its head found by scientists An armoured dinosaur as big as a tank that was even a match for Tyrannosaurus Rex has been discovered by scientists. The plant-eater was an ancestor of the famous three-horned Triceratops Photo: PA The giant rhino like creature, which was 22 ft long, was so formidable because it had two four foot horns sprouting from its head which could gouge even the largest predator.
Fossil bones of an adult animal, which weighed four to five tons and stood six to seven feet tall at the shoulder and hip, were recovered from a site in the state of Coahuila, southern Mexico, in 2003. The plant-eater named Coahuilaceratops magnacuerna was an ancestor of the famous three-horned Triceratops.
Like other horned dinosaurs, or ceratopsids, it had a large bony plate behind its head which would have acted as a shield. But Coahuilaceratops' most notable feature are the two enormous horns that jut out from above its eyes. They are the biggest horns ever uncovered.