Researchers in South America have discovered a new species of tiny but strong dinosaur: ScienceAlert

Fossils of a small spiny dinosaur recently discovered in South America may represent a whole line of armored dinosaurs previously unknown to science.

A newly discovered species, Yakapil Kanyukurasimilar to a primitive relative of armored dinosaurs Ankylosaurus or Stegosaurusbut it comes from the Cretaceous period, the last era of the dinosaurs, and lived between 97 and 94 million years ago.

This means that an entire line of armored dinosaurs lived in the Southern Hemisphere but was completely unnoticed until now, paleontologists reported in a new study.

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