Torosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived in the late
about 70 to 65 million years ago,
and was one of the
dinosaurs that died out in the Cretaceous-Tertiary
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
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
Its name means "pierced lizard".
"Torosaurus" means "pierced lizard". This name was chosen by Othniel C. Marsh in 1891.
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.
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.
Torosaurus lived between about 70 million years ago and 65 million years ago, during the late Cretaceous period.
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