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Monoclonius was about 16½ feet (5 meters) long, and probably weighed about 2 tons.
Monoclonius was named by Edward Drinker Cope in 1876, soon after the first fossil specimen (a near complete skeleton including skull material and the pbase of the nasal horn, with only the feet missing) had been founded in Montana. Its name means "single stem" and refers to its teeth, which have a single root.
Although most scientists believe that Monoclonius became extinct many millions of years ago, some cryptozoologists (people who search for rumored or mythical animals whose existence is uncertain) have suggested that an animal claimed to be known to Pygmy tribes in Central Africa, known as "Emela-ntouka", might just be a surviving Monoclonius, or perhaps another Ceratopsian dinosaur such as Centrosaurus. So far however, there is no definitive proof of the existence of Emela-ntouka. For more information see Living Dinosaurs?
Monoclonius was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 76 to 73 million years ago
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