New species of armored dinosaur found in New Mexico: Meet Ziapelta sanjuanensis
This is a life restoration of Ziapelta sanjuanensis, a new species of ankylosaurid dinosaurs that was discovered in New Mexico. (Sydney Mohr)

What do New Mexico and Alberta, Canada, have in common? Perhaps not much today, but millions of years ago they were both inhabited by closely related species of ankylosaurid dinosaurs, according to a study from the University of Alberta, New Mexico Museum of Natural History and the State Museum of Pennsylvania. The findings, published in PLOS…