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The name Styracosaurus was chosen by Lawrence Lambe in 1913, and means "spiked lizard". This name was of course chosen in reference to the animal's most distinctive features: the horns around its neck frill, the smaller horns on its cheeks, and the large horn on its snout.
Although it usually believed that Styracosaurus 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 living in Cameroon, which is known as "Ngoubou", might be a surviving ("relict") Styracosaurus. As yet however, there is no definitive proof of the existence of this animal. For more information see Living Dinosaurs?
Styracosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 76 to 70 million years ago
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