New species of dinosaur looked like character from 'Ghostbusters'

Scientist just found a new species of dinosaur that looks eerily like the dino-esque demigod Zuul from Ghostbusters.

So much so, scientists decided to name the roughly 75 million-year-old dinosaur Zuul Crurivastator.

But what looks like a demon from the underworld is actually a new version of an ankylosaur.

Found in present day Montana, what makes it such a great find is that its skull and tail are completely intact.

It could tell us a lot more about the diversity of this type of dinosaur near the end of their existence.

RELATED: World's largest dinosaur footprints

World's largest dinosaur footprints
See Gallery
World's largest dinosaur footprints
Credit: Steve Salisbury
Credit: Dinosaur Coast Management Group
Credit: Steve Salisbury

This dino was more of a tank than a dinosaur. It weighed over 5 thousand pounds, it's body was lined with sharp spikes and its tale was pretty much a sledgehammer.

But as tough as this thing was, these plant-eaters only really used their tails and spikes to fend off predators.

The discovery adds to the growing body of evidence that there are a bunch more hammer-tailed species than previously thought.

Read Full Story

Sign up for Breaking News by AOL to get the latest breaking news alerts and updates delivered straight to your inbox.

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.