Welcome to our website about a herbivore (plant-eating) dinosaur known for having a beak, a spike on its snout, and four or more spikes around a bony neck frill.

Styracosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eating) dinosaur that lived during the late Cretaceous period, between approximately 76 and 70 million years ago. It has been estimated that Styracosaurus was sized about 18 feet (5.5 meters) long, and could have weighed 2.7 tons.

The best known feature of Styracosaurus is the neck frill with its spikes. You should also look out for the spike on its snout, the toothless beck, and the powerful body and shoulders.


Model of the head of a Styracosaurus:
Model of the head of a Styracosaurus on display at the Geology museum at Rutgers University
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    How do scientists classify Styracosaurus?

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    How did Styracosaurus get its name? What does its name mean?

  • Pictures
    Pictures of Styracosaurus.

  • Size
    How big was Styracosaurus?

  • Timeline
    Styracosaurus history and timeline.

Styracosaurus skeleton:
Styracosaurus skeleton

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