Styracosaurus was a member of the short-frilled group of ceratopsians and lived during the Late Cretaceous period.

Apart from the frill size, these Ceratopsians were charaterized by a long nasal horn and short brow horns. Its disntinctive feature was the six long horns on the rear margin of its frill which gave it a very spiky appearance.

Dino Facts

  • Pronounced: sty-rak-oh-sore-us
  • Means: Spiked lizard
  • Size: 18 ft (5.5 m)
  • Where:North America (Alberta)
  • When: Late Cretaceous
  • Diet: Herbivorous