Horned dinosaur - ROM2007_9464_7


Horned dinosaur

Geography: Canada, Alberta: Dinosaur Provincial Park
Date: Collected and acquired in 1919
length=111; width=51; height=104 cm
    • Attributes
    • Objects
    • Taxonomy
    • KingdomAnimalia
    • PhylumChordata
    • ClassReptilia
    • OrderOrnithischia
    • FamilyCeratopsidae
    • GenusCentrosaurus
    • SpecificEpithetapertus
Object number: 767
On view
DescriptionCentrosaurus has a long nose horn, short eyebrow horns, and curved bony projections at the top of its frill. The orientation and curvature of the nose horn and the size of the brow horns vary between individuals. Similar to most horned dinosaurs, the teeth at the front of the jaw have been replaced by a sharp parrot-like beak that was used to crop vegetation, while the back teeth could slice and shear the food. This skull is one of the best preserved examples in the world of this genus of dinosaur.
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