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Posted: May 14, 2017

Newly discovered dinosaur named after 'Ghostbusters' creature

Andrew Francis Wallace/Toronto Star via Getty Images
Scientists just discovered a 75 million-year-old dinosaur that bears a spooky resemblance to a creature from the 1984 film "Ghostbusters." The new discovery found in Montana was named "Zuul" after the villainous monster from the movie. 

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Newly discovered dinosaur named after 'Ghostbusters' creature
TORONTO, ON - MAY 9 - David Evans, the curator of vertebrate palaeontology at the Royal Ontario Museum and Victoria Arbour, a postdoctoral fellow at the ROM, pose with Zuul crurivastator, a discovered new species of armoured dinosaur, named after a creature from Ghostbusters (Andrew Francis Wallace/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
Newly discovered dinosaur named after 'Ghostbusters' creature
FILE - In this November 29, 1983, file photo, Bill Murray, foreground, Dan Aykroyd and Sigourney Weaver are seen in front of a statue of the monster Zuul on the set of 'Ghostbusters' in Burbank, California. Scientists in Canada announced May 9, 2017, that they had named a newly-identified dinosaur Zuul crurivastator in reference to the monster in the film. (AP Photo/Doug Pizac, File)

By The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Calling all “Ghostbusters” fans! Scientists just unearthed a 75 million-year-old dinosaur that bears a striking resemblance to a monster from the 1984 film. 

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The new discovery was found in Montana, and scientists gave the creature the name Zuul after the villainous beast from the movie. 

Want to learn more about the species? Click here to watch a video about the dinosaur.


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