STEGOCERAS

Pronounced

‘‘steg-OSS-er-us”

 

Meaning

‘covered horn’

 

Habitat

Probably inhabited lowland alluvial (associated with water) and coastal plain environments.

Diet

It is not entirely certain what it ate; having very small, ridged teeth they could not have chewed tough, fibrous plants as effectively as other dinosaurs of the same period. It is assumed that their sharp, serrated teeth were ideally suited for a mixed diet of leaves, seeds, fruit and insects. Stegoceras may have had an entirely herbivorous diet.

TIME PERIOD

 

 Late Cretaceous

(circa 75 million years ago)

Character

First discovered in Montana and Alberta, Canada, Stegoceras is the best known of all North American “bone-head” dinosaurs. The relatively large brain of this dinosaur was encased in a dome of 7.5 cm thick bone divided into two parts. The males had larger and thicker domes than the females. Small spikes fringed the back of the head. Stegoceras males may have butted competing males for mating territory. Their length would have been around 2 metres & height 1.1 metres when fully grown.

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