Pentaceratops was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived in North America
during the late
between about 75 and 73 million years ago.
Pentaceratops was about 27 feet (8 meters) long,
and weighed up to 5.5 tons.
Although somewhat smaller in over all size as compared to its better-known relative
Pentaceratops had a larger neck frill, and as a result has the largest known
skull of any land vertebrate.
Pentaceratops were found by C. H. Sternberg in
The animal was named by
Henry Fairfield Osborn in 1923
- its name means "five horned face" - this refers to the three large horns
on its face together with the two spikes by its eyes (one under each eye).
Pentaceratops was a member of the Ornithischia ("bird-hipped") order of dinosaurs. What this means, is that although Pentaceratops was not closely related to birds, it did have similarly shaped pelvic bones.
Pentaceratops was a Ceratopsian - a member of a group of related herbivorous (plant-eating) dinosaurs with beaks, many of which had neck frills and horns as well.
Pentaceratops lived between about 75 million years ago and 73 million years ago, during the late Cretaceous period.
Pentaceratops lived in North America.
Pentaceratops was a herbivore (plant-eater).
Pentaceratops was about 27 feet (8 meters) long.
Pentaceratops weighed about 5.5 tons.
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