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For all the big noses out there, the biggest nose has just arrived. Read more about the recently discovered dinosaur in Utah and its giant nose. Think the nose always knows? Researchers say similar dinosaurs to this newly discovered dino didn’t have a very good sense of smell. Rather, the large attribute may have been a means to attract a mate, or smash plants. Hows that for multi-functional!


Look out Jason Schwartzman and Barbara Streisand, there’s a new famous nose on the block — and it belongs to a gentle giant who’s more than 75 million years old — a newly discovered but long extinct species of dinosaur named Rhinorex condrupus.



A remarkable new species of tyrannosaur has been unearthed in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (GSENM), southern Utah. The huge carnivore inhabited Laramidia, a landmass formed on the western coast of a shallow sea that flooded the central region of North America, isolating western and eastern portions of the continent for millions of years during the Late Cretaceous Period, between 95-70 million years ago. The newly discovered dinosaur, belonging to the same evolutionary branch as the famous Tyrannosaurus rex, was announced today in the open-access scientific journal PLOS ONE and unveiled on exhibit in the Past Worlds Gallery at the Natural History Museum of Utah at the Rio Tinto Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.