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Somewhat buried under the bird/dino publicity is the new Ken Carpenter
Ankylosaur skull which is described in the June 25 Nature issue (paper by
Kenneth Carpenter, Clifford Miles and Karen Cloward ). The name is
_Gargoyleosaurus parkpini_, and the specimen is from the Upper Jurassic
Morrison Formation of Wyoming.
>From the paper: "Despite its geological age, the skull shows features
seen in Late Cretaceous ankylosaurs, including fusion of bone armour
to the surface of the skull and mandible and closure of two skull openings,
the antorbital and upper temporal fenestrae."