Centrosaurus Dinosaur

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Centrosaurus (”pointed lizard") is an herbivorous ceratopsid dinosaur from the late Cretaceous time of North America about 75 million years past. The first discovery of this species was in Alberta, Canada.

Centrosaurus had a single huge horn over the nose, which may curve either forwards or backwards in different folks. The frill was moderately long and its edge bore small hornets, giving it a scalloped look; the two longest hornets hook forward over the frill. The body was enormous, with relatively short limbs. A tall chest supported the front legs massive shoulders. We do know that the Centrosaurus was talented to stand up, but there's some discussion how it did that. The size of the Centrosaurus was concerning 18 ft. (6 m) long with a weight of 6000 lbs. (3 t).


Like other Ceratopsidae, the jaws of Centrosaurus were intended to shear through tough plant textile; the frill provided an attachment for large jaw muscles. Massive bone beds of Centrosaurus are known from Dinosaur Provincial Park, in Alberta, Canada. These beds are thought to enlarge for miles and contain thousands of individuals, and may represent a herd killed by a flood or other normal disaster.

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