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Ceratosaurus

  • Product #: AN4023
  • Age Grade: 3 years +
  • Measurements: 7.5 x 4 x 4.5
  • Piece Count: 1

 

DESCRIPTION

Ceratosaurus was smaller than the other carnivores of its time and may have occupied a different position in the “chain of command” from the other predators of the areas it lived in. Torvosaurus, Allosaurus, Diplodocus, Apatosaurus, and Stegosaurus were some of its neighbors. Ceratosaurus most distinct feature was the horn on its nose. Some scientists speculated that it may have been used for combat among rival males. In 1990 J. Gauthier and T. Rowe suggested that the nasal horn of Ceratosaurus was most likely used for display purposes and played no role in physical combat or rivalry. It is then more likely, that the horn was brightly colored especially in the male, like birds.

CHARACTERISTICS

Full Name Ceratosaurus Nasicornis
Name Means Horned Lizard
Period Late Jurassic 150 million years ago
Order Saurischia
Suborder Theropoda
Diet Carnivore (Meat-Eater)
Size 25 feet (7 meters) long
Weight 996 lbs / 452 kilograms
Discoverer O. C. Marsh in 1884
Natural Habitat
  1. United States (Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, and Oklahoma)
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