Centrosaurus

Centrosaurus

Pronunciation:
Cen-TROH-sore-us
Name meaning:
'sharp pointed lizard'
Centrosaurus
ceratopsian silhouette
Type of dinosaur:
ceratopsian
Length:
6.0m
Weight:
1000kg
Diet:
herbivorous herbivorous food icon
Teeth:
horny beak
Food:
tough plant material
How it moved:
on 4 legs
When it lived:
Late Cretaceous, 76-74 million years ago
Found in:
Canada

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, Ceratopsidae, Centrosaurinae
Type species:
apertus

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