Dinosaur - Styracosaurus

Dinosaur  -  Styracosaurus
Kingdom
  Animal
Class
  Reptile
Group
  Dinosaur
Species
  Styracosaurus
Status
  Extinct
Added by
  JindoJeff - cheetah
Date Updated
  Sat May 18 09:16:56 2013
Image Credit
  JindoJeff
Image Comment
  Styracosaur picture from North Carolina Museum of Life and Science.
Image From
  Museum of Life and Science
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  • The styracosaurus only ate plants.
  • The styracosaurus lived during the Cretaceous Period.
  • The styracosaurus grew to be 6 feet tall, 18 feet long, and weighed up to 3 tons.
  • It is believed that the styracosaurus travelled in herds.
  • Fossils suggest that styracosaurus ancestors first appeared in the Jurassic Period.
  • The first styracosaurus remains were found in Alberta, Canada in 1913.
  • The styracosaurus probably ate mostly low growing plants.
  • The styracosaurs had a beak at the end of its jaw.
  • The styracosaurus continued losing and replacing teeth throughout its life.
  • It is believed that styracosaurus used its neck frill and horns to defend itself against predators.
  • The large frill of the styracosaurs may have helped it regulate its body temperature.
  • Although ancestors of the styracosaurus lived during the Jurassic Period, true styracosaurus appeared during the late Cretaceous Period.
  • The styracosaurus' largest horn was about 2 feet long.
  • The name Styracosaurus means "spike lizard".

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