Curator of Palaeontology for the Royal BC Museum, Victoria Arbour, published an article Thursday outlining the discovery of Ferrisaurus sustutensis, a new species of dinosaur discovered to be native to BC.
“Worldwide dinosaurs are actually named almost every couple of weeks, but from British Columbia, very rarely. This is the first new species from British Columbia, which I think is pretty cool and special.”
Arbour notes that this particular group of dinosaurs, called the Leptoceratopsidae, is quite rare and not as many new species are seen with this particular group.
Nicknamed “Buster”, the Ferrisaurus is closely related to the Triceratops. Buster is a hornless herbivore with a parrot-like beak about 1.75 metres long. What distinguishes the Ferrisaurus from other closely related species is details in its toe bones, as well as a shorter foreman compared to its hind leg.