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> (Once again, my unknown dino has an gigantic "nose" horn whose base
> actually spans most of its face. The creature was shown in one
> episode of the PBS series, "The Dinosaurs". If it's any help, I can
> send someone a JPEG-ed still from the show...)
Someone asked about this a long time ago here on the list, and the correct
answer was given then. Here it is again: the 'super-rhino' ceratopsian
<<<<<***IS***>>>>> _Pachyrhinosaurus_, just illustrated with a hypothetical,
humungous epidermal nose horn. When this possibility was discussed in the
circles and in the literature, neither _Einiosaurus_ nor _Achelousaurus_ were
known, and Uncle Bob, who advised on the appearances, behaviours and even the
sound effects (!!) of the PBS cartoon dinosaurs, deemed the 'super-rhino' look
the most likely. Other pachyrhinosaur illustrations he has advised likewise are
'super-rhinos'. Phil Currie thought much the same, and consequently Jan Sovak's
pachyrhinosaurs (e.g. in 'The Great Dinosaurs') have super-rhino horns too.
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