Achelousaurus

Achelousaurus

Pronunciation:
ah-KEL-oo-SORE-us
Name meaning:
'Achelous' lizard'
Achelousaurus
ceratopsian silhouette
Type of dinosaur:
ceratopsian
Length:
6.0m
Diet:
herbivorous herbivorous food icon
When it lived:
Late Cretaceous, 83-70 million years ago
Found in:
USA

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy:
Dinosauria, Ornithischia, Genasauria, Cerapoda, Marginocephalia, Ceratopsia, Neoceratopsia, Coronosauria, Ceratopsidae, Centrosaurinae
Named by:
Sampson (1995)
Type species:
horneri

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