Scientists have a real knack for monikers.
Posted on August 13, 2015, at 1:32 p.m. ET
That is Chilesaurus diegosuarezi, a recently discovered T. rex relative and "platypus" dinosaur that has a mash-up of characteristics from various species, making it platypus-like.
Deinocheirus mirificus (which means “unusual horrible hand”) was just a pair of extremely long arms for 50 years. After tracking down two more skeletons, scientists were able to cobble together the specimen and solve its mystery.
After finding a skull fragment with a large eye socket, researchers named this giant predator Sauroniops pachytholus after the evil Sauron from J. R. R. Tolkien's fantasy epic, according to National Geographic.
It's Wendiceratops pinhornensis, named after its discoverer, Wendy Sloboda.
"Pinocchio rex" is also a relative of the T. rex but has a longer nose (hence the name).
This bird-like dinosaur is known as the "chicken from hell," and an average human would measure up just above its hip.
It's Dracorex hogwartsia, or "Dragon King of Hogwarts" from (you guessed it) the Harry Potter books.
With a total of 15 spikes, Kosmoceratops richardsoni is known as "the horny-est dinosaur ever."
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