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New duck-billed, plant eating dinosaur found in Alaska, USA

Artist rendering of what the dinosaur looked likeAP
An artist's drawing of what the dinosaur looked like

A new giant plant eating dinosaur has been discovered in Alaska, USA.

The fossils are thought to be at least 69 million years old and were found along the Colville River.

Scientists say the dinosaurs had a bill like a duck and hundreds of teeth, which helped it chew plants. It grew up to 30 feet long and probably walked on its back legs.

A sample of frozen bone is seen after researchers excavated it from the Liscomb Bed in the Prince Creek Formation near Nuiqsut, Alaska.AP
A sample of frozen bone is seen after researchers dug it out from the Liscomb Bed in Alaska, USA

The creatures roamed across the land in herds to find food and lived in darkness for months, researchers said.

Scientists from University of Alaska have named the new dinosaur, 'Ugrunaaluk kuukpikensis', which means 'ancient grazer' in the language of the local Alaska Inupiat Eskimos.