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Achelousaurus was about 20 feet (6 meters) long, and weighed about 6 tons. Its skull alone (including the frill horns) was over 5 feet (1.6 meters) long.
Achelousaurus was discovered and named by Scott Sampson in 1995. He named the animal in reference to a river deity from ancient Greek myth - Achelous. Sampson choose the name "Achelousaurus" for two reasons:
Achelousaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 83 to 74 million years ago
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