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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 Triceratops, Pentaceratops had a larger neck frill, and as a result has the largest known skull of any land vertebrate.
The first fossils of Pentaceratops were found by C. H. Sternberg in New Mexico. 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 herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 75 to 73 million years ago
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