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Mojoceratops (Greek for "mojo horned face"); »pronounced moe-joe-SEH-rah-tops« lived in Woodlands of North America, 75 million years ago (late Cretaceous). It was 4 m long and weighted 1-2 tons. It had large, heart-shaped frill on bach of head and ate plants. <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;background-position:initialinitial;background-repeat:initialinitial;">  <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;background-position:initialinitial;background-repeat:initialinitial;">The "mojo" in "Mojoceratops" isn't a reference to some obscure anatomical feature or geographical location, but to the expression "I've got my mojo working" (proof that, yes, paleontologists do have a sense of humor). Fossil hunter Nicholas Longrich certainly had his mojo on when he diagnosed this new ceratopsian dinosaur based on a skull he found in storage at the American Museum of Natural History in New York (along with other partial skulls residing in Canadian museums). <p class="MsoNormal" style="background-position:initialinitial;background-repeat:initialinitial;">Mojoceratops' claim to fame is that its frill was even more elaborate than that of its closest relative, Centrosaurus: a tall, wide, bone-supported sail of skin that probably changed color with the seasons. To judge by its underlying skeletal structure, Mojoceratops' frill was probably heart-shaped, which was fitting in that males used their frills to broadcast sexual availability (or desire) to the females of the herd.

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