Pentaceratops

Pentaceratops

Pronunciation:
pent-ah-ker-ah-tops
Name meaning:
'five-horned face'
Pentaceratops
ceratopsian silhouette
Type of dinosaur:
ceratopsian
Length:
6.8m
Diet:
herbivorous herbivorous food icon
When it lived:
Late Cretaceous, 76-74 million years ago
Found in:
USA

This dinosaur had a very large skull, almost 3m long.

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy:
Dinosauria, Ornithischia, Genasauria, Cerapoda, Marginocephalia, Ceratopsia, Neoceratopsia, Coronosauria, Ceratopsidae, Chasmosaurinae
Named by:
Osborn (1923)
Type species:
sternbergi

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