STYRACOSAURUS

Pronounced

‘‘stih-RAK-uh-SAWR-us”

 

Meaning

‘spiked lizard’

 

Habitat

Gentle landscape setting of rivers and floodplains that became more swampy on occasion. The climate was warmer than the present-day without frost, but with wetter and drier seasons. Conifers trees were the main taller plants, with an understory of ferns, tree ferns, and flowering plants.

Diet

Styracosaurs were herbivorous dinosaurs; they probably fed mostly on low growth because of the position of the head. They may, however, have been able to knock down taller plants with their horns, beak, and sheer bulk. The jaws were tipped with a deep, narrow beak, believed to have been better at grasping and plucking than biting.

TIME PERIOD

Late Cretaceous

(circa 75 million years ago)

Character

Found in Alberta, Canada, Styracosaurus was a short-frilled ceratopsian dinosaur (related to Triceratops) with 6 long spikes along the edge of its frill. Its snout was shaped like a parrot’s beak. And on its snout grew a horn that was nearly over half a metre long and 15 cm thick. Possibly it used this great horn for self-defence. Fully grown it was over 5 metres long and 3 metres tall.

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