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A brand-new dinosaur noses its way into the books

With its prominent proboscis, this newly announced species of dinosaur isn't quite like the Triceratops you remember from those school field trips to the museum.

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An illustration published Wednesday in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B. The scale is in increments of 1 meter. The Royal Society

A new species of dinosaur has been discovered in southern Utah, a cousin of the well-known Triceratops but with a huge, bulbous nose and long, curving horns.

The Natural History Museum of Utah revealed the fossilized remains of the dino -- Nasutoceratops titusi -- Wednesday, while a research paper announcing the new species appeared in U.K. scientific journal the Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

"This dinosaur just completely blew us away," Dr. Mark Loewen, from the museum and from the University of Utah, told the BBC. "We would never have predicted it would look like this -- it is just so outside of the norm for this group of dinosaurs."

Click through our brief slideshow to learn more and get a glimpse of Nasutoceratops titusi.

Newly discovered dinosaur rears its mighty nose (pictures)

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