back to article Big dinosaur wowed females with its ENORMOUS HOOTER

Boffins have discovered a dinosaur with one of the biggest noses ever seen in the animal kingdom, which it was thought to flash around in a bid to impress the ladies. The researchers who found the big-hootered dino decided to call it Rhinorex condrupus, which literally means "King Nose". Terry Gates, a joint post-doctoral …

  1. Eddy Ito

    “The purpose of such a big nose is still a mystery," Gates said.

    "All the better to smell you with my dear."

  2. Joe User


    I have co-workers with bigger noses than that....

  3. CCCP

    Big nose, big h...

    It wasn't the NOSE the lady dinosaurs were interested in. Plus ça change...

    1. Martin Budden Silver badge

      Re: Big nose, big h...

      You know what they say about males with big noses... big handkerchiefs.

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    "Rhinorex" ?

    Shouldn't it rather be Nasorex (instead of Greek-Latin mishmash)?

    That would also indicate its relation to the nasobames.

    Then again, Rhinorex hints at the inclusion in the corresponding order of Rhinogradentia...


  5. John H Woods Silver badge


    "big nose, big penis?" was something even the dinosaurs thought?

    1. Captain DaFt

      Re: So,

      "big nose, big penis?"

      Well... 'Rhinorex condrupus", Rhinorex for 'king nose', but the 'condrupus' sounds like it may have had a 'performance' problem.

      1. Fungus Bob

        Re: So,

        "but the 'condrupus' sounds like it may have had a 'performance' problem."

        Not at all. Con means 'not or 'against'', so it would be not-drupus...

  6. Lars Silver badge

    The sad truth

    I have it from reliable sources that the girls had an ENORMOUS HOOTER too and that the guys hated it and that was the sad end to it. A sad story.

  7. Fruit and Nutcase Silver badge


    after Cyrano de Bergerac

  8. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    American slang

    Equates hooters with a pair of things well below the nose.

    It's also the name of an establishment who's main feature is the enjoyment of said things.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: American slang

      And chicken wings. And yes, the chicken wings at Hooter's are actually pretty good!

    2. Turtle

      Honker, Hooter.

      I have never seen anyone use "hooter" for anything other than that except one instance of a girl from Sri Lanka who was not a native speaker, I told her that the proper word would have been "honker". And that would be the proper word here too, according to the meanings of the words as I know them to be used.

  9. JCitizen

    Dat gun wasn't even loaded!..


  10. Mevi
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    artist's impression....

    ....needs more feathers.

    1. Trevor_Pott Gold badge

      Re: artist's impression....

      Um....I don't think Hadrosaurs had feathers? Fleshy "combs", yes...and possibly even juvenile down. But feathers? I'd love to see a link to hard evidence of this in Hadrosaurs.

  11. Alister

    Cheeky Man: See, if you hadn't been going on, you'd have heard that, Big-nose.

    Big-nose: Hey, if you say that once more, I'll smash your fucking face in.

    Cheeky Man: Better keep listening...might be a bit about "Blessed are the big noses."

  12. AbelSoul

    "Oi! Big Nose!"

    "you call me big nose one more time, I'll take you to the f*cking cleaners"

  13. Keven E.

    Here in Chitowne...

    ... a hooter is an Owl, famous for large *eyes.

    I was thinking it had one large eye. <blank stare>

  14. DanceMan

    "Rodney Scheetz from the Brigham Young Museum of Paleontology"

    Had to double check this wasn't a satire.

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