Torosaurus

Torosaurus

Pronunciation:
tor-oh-SORE-us
Name meaning:
'bull lizard'
Torosaurus
ceratopsian silhouette
Type of dinosaur:
ceratopsian
Length:
7.5m
Diet:
herbivorous herbivorous food icon
When it lived:
Late Cretaceous, 70-65 million years ago
Found in:
Canada, USA

This dinosaur may have lived in social groups. It has the largest display crest of any ceratopsian and, like all the others, had a 'beak' for grazing.

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy:
Dinosauria, Ornithischia, Genasauria, Cerapoda, Marginocephalia, Ceratopsia, Neoceratopsia, Coronosauria, Ceratopsidae, Chasmosaurinae
Named by:
Marsh (1891)
Type species:
latus
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