Centrosaurus

Centrosaurus

Cen-TROH-sore-us

'sharp pointed lizard'

1000kg, 6.0m-long ceratopian

Diet: herbivorous

Country: Canada

Period: Late Cretaceous, 76-74 million years ago

Teeth: horny beak

How it moved: on 4 legs

Food: tough plant material

Centrosaurus had one horn on its snout and spines around the back of its neck frill.

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy: Dinosauria, Ornithischia, Genasauria, Cerapoda, Marginocephalia, Ceratopsia, Neoceratopsia, Coronosauria, Ceratopsomorpha, Ceratopsidae, Centrosaurinae

Type species: apertus

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