It is not often that somebody gets to name a dinosaur.
Robert M. Sullivan, senior curator of paleontology and geology at The State Museum of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg recently got that chance.
He named a new link in the family of horned dinosaurs that scientists say lived 65 million to 70 million years ago in what is now northwestern New Mexico.
Meet Ojoceratops fowleri, a three-horned vegetarian beast of about 17 to 20 feet in length.
Sullivan said in life it would have been larger than a hippopotamus but slightly smaller than an elephant, so you probably wouldn’t want it roaming around in your backyard.
“It would definitely eat your shrubbery,” Sullivan said.