Dinosaurs you didn't know existed

The fossils making up the skull of the recently dubbed

The fossils making up the skull of the recently dubbed "Pinocchio rex." (Reuters)

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Everyone can point out a T-Rex, or even call out a Velociraptor thanks to Hollywood movies like Jurassic Park.

These are the dinosaurs loved by almost everyone, but over the past couple of years, there have been numerous new dinosaurs discovered that are just as cool as their prehistoric mates.

Just the other day, researchers discovered a long nosed member of the tryannosaurus family, dubbed the Pinocchio rex.

Here are five pretty cool, recently discovered dinosaurs that have flown under the radar.

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Acrotholus audeti - Even in Jurassic times, Canadian dinosaurs tended to be nicer than their carnivorous cousins. The Acrotholus is a bone-headed, herbivore dinosaur that scientists are pretty sure resided in the southern parts of Alberta. Although the acrotholus audeti was discovered in 2008, it wasn’t identified until 2013.

 

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Nanuqsaurus – The Nanuqsaurus is one of the more recently discovered dinosaurs scientists have come across in the past couple of years, and it’s one of the most interesting. The nanuqsaurus was an arctic dweller, thriving under the harsh winter conditions found on Alaska’s North Slope. The nanuqsaurus, scientists have said, weighed approximately half a tonne and was about half the length of the mighty tyrannosaurus rex.

 

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Xenoceratops foremostensis – The identification of this dinosaur was 54 years in the making. When the xenoceratops was discovered in 1958 near an Alberta village, no one knew what it was. Over half a century later, scientists were finally able to give it a name. The xenoceratops was another herbivore type, weighing in at over two tonnes and standing at more than six meters long.

 

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Anzu wyliei – Often times referred to as the “chicken from hell,” the Anzu Wyliei is one of the weirdest dinosaurs paleontologists have ever stumbled across. Scientists have guessed that the Anzu Wyliei took up residence in North and South Dakota, but resembles another line of dinosaurs known to originate in Asia. The Anzu wyliei was 11 feet long, and five feet tall with a head like a bird’s.

 

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Nasutoceratops – The fossil remains of this “big-nose horned face” dinosaur were uncovered during an archaeological dig in Utah last July. According to the British scientific journal Proceedings of the Royal Society, the nasutoceratops belongs to one of the few rare families believed to have lived in North America approximately 76 million years ago. Looking at the horns, stocky neck, and large, rounded nose, the nasutoceratops may have been a distant relative to modern day bulls and moose.


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