Stegoceras

About Stegoceras

Stegoceras was a member of the pachycephalosauria, or bonehead group of dinosaurs. Little is known about this group of dinosaurs because very few fossils have been found. Most of the fossils that scientists have studied are those of their thick skulls. The boneheaded dinosaurs had very thick skulls indeed. It is believed that they may have been used for bunting contests similar to how sheep and goats bunt each other today. Stegoceras is one of the few boneheads for which there has been discovered more than just a skull. For this reason, many other boneheads are based on what we know about Stegoceras. Stegoceras was discovered in Alberta, Canada, in 1902 by Lawrence Lambe. It was about 8 feet (2.4m) long with powerful back limbs and weaker front limbs. Around the back of its head, Stegoceras had a rim of bone that resembled what a monarch such as a king or queen might wear today.
What is this dinosaur’s name?
Stegoceras
How do I pronounce Stegoceras?
Steg-owe-sair-ass
What does the name Stegoceras mean?
Horny Roof
How long was Stegoceras?
8.00 feet 2.50 meters
How heavy was Stegoceras?
150.00 pounds 70.00 kilograms
What dinosaur class was Stegoceras assigned to?
Pachycephalosauria
What did Stegoceras eat?
Plants
How many years ago did Stegoceras live?
75,000,000 Years Ago
In what period did Stegoceras live?
Late Cretaceous
Where did Stegoceras live?
Alberta, North America
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Stegoceras's Time

155,000,000
Years Ago

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Stegoceras's size

0 kg
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