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New dinosaur fossil found in Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss.- Paleontologists with the Museum of Natural Science have uncovered Mississippi’s first documented fossil of a horned dinosaur in a creek bed in New Albany. 

So far, only five groups of dinosaurs have been known to live in the Mississippi region. This tooth confirms the sixth. This is also only the second one to be found east of the Mississippi River in North America.

Paleontologists were searching for prehistoric crabs and mollusks when they ran across the discovery of a Ceratopsidae, or a horned dino. Most scientists agree that this group of dinosaur was mainly found in eastern North America until a jawbone was discovered in North Carolina.

The tooth was sent to California for more testing on what type of horned dino it came from.

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