Everything Dinosaur’s First Prediction for 2011 Proved Correct

Just for a bit of fun, whilst some of our team members were working over the Christmas and New Year period, we put our heads together and wrote a list of palaeontological predictions for 2011.  We came up with seven predictions of likely scenarios that we thought would take place in the following twelve months.

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There were no prizes to be awarded, it was simply a case of debating amongst ourselves what might happen with Everything Dinosaur in particular and Earth sciences in general over the next year.

For the article that lists our predictions: Everything Dinosaur Predictions for 2011.

It is pleasing to note that our first prediction, that a new genus of ceratopsian would be announced, has already come true.  Yesterday, we wrote an article concerning the strange case of Titanoceratops; a new genus of horned dinosaur that had originally been ascribed to Pentaceratops sternbergi.  So just over a month gone and the first of our predictions has already come true.

A Schleich Pentaceratops Model – Or is it Titanoceratops?

Schleich Pentaceratops.

Schleich Pentaceratops available from Everything Dinosaur. A new dinosaur that was originally described as a Pentaceratops is now regarded as a separate genus – Titanoceratops.

Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur

Mind you, you don’t have to have a crystal ball to identify that with so much more research being directed at the centrosaurines and chasmosaurines at the moment, the announcement of a new genus was almost bound to happen.  Still, we can say that we got something right, we were on the nose as it were and a horned one at that.  Check out the Everything Dinosaur blog for further news and updates about our 2011 predictions.

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