A hearty congratulations to the paleontologists of Britain's Natural History Museum, who have just discovered a new species of dinosaur! And in what exotic location did they uncover its bones? The wild Gobi desert? The harsh terrain of the Badlands? No! No, they found it in the fucking basement.
Yep! Good job to the brave scientists who took the bold steps of walking downstairs and looking at the bones in their own goddamn museum, only to discover horned herbivore Spinops sternbergorum:
The remains of the herbivores, from the same family as the Triceratops, were excavated from a quarry alongside a large group of fossils in a so-called "bone bed" in Alberta, Canada in 1916.
But the bones were described as "rubbish" by the Museum's Keeper of Geology at the time, and lay unnoticed for almost 100 years before experts realised they belonged to an undescribed species.
They were rediscovered by a current group of researchers who decided to take another look at the fossils and realised that they were unlike any others known to science.
Research leader Dr. Andrew Farke calls the "discovery" of the museum's basement "exciting." Sure, buddy. I don't even think this is a new dinosaur, to be honest. Are you sure you didn't just put an old dinosaur together wrong?