This handsome fellow is the most recent new dinosaur — discovered in Saskatchewan’s Assiniboia district. This resulted in a named that will have kids sniggering in science classes across North America: Assiniboiensis. Thescelosaurus assiniboiensis (THES’-kel-oh-SAWR’-us ah-SIN’-ni-boy-EN’-sis) was confirmed from the 66-million-year-old partial skeleton as a new type of dinosaur.
The latest herbivore is small sized — about the size to a deer. Once again, for creationists, these scientists are necessarily about 66-million years off since the Earth itself is only a few thousand years old. For those who believe in science, however, it is pretty cool. For GOP presidential candidates, even if you do not believe in evolution or science, doesn’t this show a dangerous Dino Gap with the Canadians?
The name however is likely to be the bane of the existence of high school teachers from “T & A” to “Ass and Boy.” Of course, it is still better than Suchosaurus.