On June 2019, when the all-new fossil hall of National Museum of Natural History will be opened, it will have about hundreds of the Smithsonian’s finest prehistoric specimens. This specimen includes the newly acquired star of the Late Cretaceous show which is known as The Nations T.Rex.
But it is said that just a tiny sliver of museum’s 40 million fossils will be on display in the museum. As per Hans-Dieter Sues, who is the chairman of the museum’s paleontology department has said that it is seen that it is covering up to three billion years of life history, but there is only this that can be pack in the new museum. Apart from this, the story of the mysterious dinosaur also come forward.
When it comes to the mysterious dinosaur, it should be known that the fossil of this is not a whole dinosaur. It is just the six-foot-long skull, and the rest of the body parts are said to be carried away by ancient scavengers of they have swept away by the elements which are about 66-68 million years between the death and then the discovery in Niobrara County, Wyo, in the year 1891.
It is first thought of Triceratops as it has got two horns over the eyes but there is also a third horn on the snout. It has got about three names too, but until now the researchers have not got the right name to call it. On the museum catalog the number that it’s got is USNM 2412.
In the year 1905, the dinosaur has got the name of Diceratops hatchery. Diceratops has given to it as it means two horned faces, while Hatcher is a name given in memory of John Bell Hatcher. He was the fossil hunter who first discovered it.
In the year 2017, a Russian author has noticed that the Diceratops have been given to an insect in the year 1868. These two animals can’t have the same name, so he renamed the dinosaur as Nedoceratops which means it is a mean-spirited label. This translates to as insufficient horned face. After a year, a Portuguese paleontologist who had not known about this has named this fossil as Diceratus.
But Sues said that now most of the paleontologists believe that the skull is not of different species rather it is of one species which has developed a nose due to some genetic mutation or illness.