Centrosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived in the late
about 75 and 70 million years ago.
Its name means "prickle lizard" and refers to the the small horny bumps
on its neck frill, rather than the horn on its snout - as the latter
was not known about until after the creature was name
Centrosaurus was about 20 feet (6 meters) long, and had a single
horn on the center of its nose. The nose horn would curve
backwards or forward depending on the particular species of Centrosaurus.
Lambe found fossil
beds containing hundreds of individuals in close proximity. It is thought perhaps that these animals
died while trying to cross a river, and these
also suggest that Centrosaurus
probably lived in large herds.
"Centrosaurus" means "prickle lizard" (after the small hornlets on the neck frill, and not the horn on the animal's snout). This name was chosen by Lawrence Lambe in 1903.
Centrosaurus was a member of the Ornithischia ("bird-hipped") order of dinosaurs. What this means, is that although Centrosaurus was not closely related to birds, it did have similarly shaped pelvic bones.
Centrosaurus 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.
Centrosaurus lived between about 75 million years ago and 70 million years ago, during the late Cretaceous period.
Centrosaurus lived in North America.
Centrosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater).
Centrosaurus was about 20 feet (6.1 meters) long.
Centrosaurus weighed about 1 ton.
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