Horned dinosaur skull - ROM2007_9464_7


Horned dinosaur skull

Place Collected
North America, Canada, Alberta, 1 mi S of Red Deer River, 2 0.5 Above Happy Jack Ferry, 116 Feet Above River Level, West of 4th Meridian, 671.446 m ASL
Date: Date Collected: 1919
length=111; width=51; height=104 cm
    • Attributes
    • Objects
    • Taxonomy
    • KingdomAnimalia
    • PhylumChordata
    • ClassReptilia
    • OrderOrnithischia
    • FamilyCeratopsidae
    • GenusCentrosaurus
    • SpecificEpithetapertus
Object number: ROMVP00767
On view
Gallery Location:James and Louise Temerty Galleries of the Age of Dinosaurs, Life on Land Cretaceous, Horned Dinosaurs, Centrosaurus Skull
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 Similar to most horned dinosaurs, the teeth at the front of the jaw have been replaced by a sharp parrot-like beak that was used to crop vegetation, while the back teeth could slice and shear the food.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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