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'Gargantuan' pachyrhinosaur skull found near Drumheller

02/20/2014 12:23 EST | Updated 04/22/2014 05:59 EDT
Calgary researchers are unveiling a "gargantuan" pachyrhinosaur skull today. 

The rare discovery is the first of its kind in the area in 50 years, when a partial skull from the dinosaur was found. 

The "gargantuan" find was made by a University of Calgary research assistant in October, according to a news release from the school.

"Pachyrhinosaurs, as seen in the recent movie Walking with Dinosaurs, were four-legged horned herbivores that lived about 70 million years ago in what are now Alberta and Alaska," reads the release.

"A pachyrhinosaurcould be over six metres in length and its head was adorned with large bony bumps, horns, and a large frill at the back extending over the neck."

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