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Scientific Classification
  Kingdom Animalia
  Phylum Chordata
  Class Sauropsida
  Superorder Dinosauria
  Order Ornithischia
  Suborder Cerapoda
  (unranked) Marginocephalia
  Infraorder Ceratopsia
  Family Ceratopsidae
  Subfamily Ceratopsinae
  Genus Torosaurus
Torosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived in the late Cretaceous period, about 70 to 65 million years ago, and was one of the dinosaurs that died out in the Cretaceous-Tertiary extinction 65 million years ago.

Torosaurus was upto 25 feet (7.7 meters) long and 7 feet (2 meters) tall, weighed around 4 tons, and in many ways resembled its more familiar relative, Triceratops. Torosaurus had one of the largest skulls of animal land animal known, reaching up to 8½ feet (2.6 meters) in length.

Torosaurus was named by the famous American fossil-hunter Othniel C. Marsh in 1891. Its name means "pierced lizard".

Torosaurus bronze outside the Peabody Museum at Yale University
Lifesize bronze of Torosaurus outside the Peabody Museum of Natural History in New Haven, Connecticut


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Torosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 70 to 65 million years ago

Torosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 70 to 65 million years ago

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Here is a summary of some of the key facts about Torosaurus:
  1. Torosaurus was a genus of dinosaur.

  2. "Torosaurus" means "pierced lizard". This name was chosen by Othniel C. Marsh in 1891.

  3. Torosaurus was a member of the Ornithischia ("bird-hipped") order of dinosaurs. What this means, is that although Torosaurus was not closely related to birds, it did have similarly shaped pelvic bones.

  4. Torosaurus 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.

  5. Torosaurus lived between about 70 million years ago and 65 million years ago, during the late Cretaceous period.

  6. Torosaurus was one of the dinosaurs which died out during the Cretaceous-Tertiary mass extinction at the end of the Mesozoic Era.

  7. Torosaurus lived in North America and Asia.

  8. Torosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater).

  9. Torosaurus was about 25 feet (7.7 meters) long, and about 7 feet (2 meters) tall.

  10. Torosaurus weighed about 4 tons.




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Torosaurus and Other Dinosaurs of the Badlands Digs in Montana (Dinosaur Find)
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Triceratops: A History Just for Kids!
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Triceratops and Other Horned Dinosaurs: The Need-to-Know Facts (Dinosaur Fact Dig)
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