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    Armored Dinosaur Species Named for ‘Ghostbusters’ Monster

    Who ya gonna call? Paleontologists from Toronto’s Royal Ontario Museum took one look at the spiky, horned skull of a newly discovered dinosaur and knew just what to call it: Zuul. But despite Zuul crurivastator’s striking resemblance to the famous demon-dog creature from the original 1984 Ghostbusters movie, the heavily armored 75-million-year-old ankylosaurid was an herbivore — not that it couldn’t still pack a punch. Its species name, crurivastator, literally means “shin destroyer,” a reference to the 5,500-pound beast’s spiked and clubbed tail.

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