Arrhinoceratops

Arrhinoceratops brachyops

  • Pronounced:  ar-RHIN-oh-SAIR-ah-tops

  • Diet:  Herbivore (Plant eater)

  • Name Means:  "No nose-horn face"

  • Length:  20 feet (6 m)

  • Height:  7 feet (2 m)

  • Weight:  2 tons (1,800 kilos)

  • Time:  Cretaceous - 68 mya

Fossil remains for this Dinosaur have been found in Alberta, Canada

Another member of the family of frilled, horned dinosaurs that includes Triceratops  this lesser known relative is best recognized by its very short nose horn. Its name literally means no nose horn. It was fairly large, with medium-sized brow horns, and was most likely a typical herd-dwelling plant eater.

Arrhinoceratops is known from only one skull found along the Red Deer River in 1923. Arrhinoceratops had a short, deep face with large nostrils. It had two moderately long, sharp brow horns that curved forward, with a short, blunt nasal horn. The neck frill was broad and rounded with two small oval fenestrae (openings). Arrhinoceratops was closely related to Triceratops.



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