Pentaceratops (“five-horned face”)

… is a genus of herbivorous ceratopsid dinosaur from the late Cretaceous Period of what is now North America.

Pentaceratops fossils were first discovered in 1921. Pentaceratops lived around 75-73 million years ago, its remains having been mostly found in the Kirtland Formationin the San Juan Basin in New Mexico. Pentaceratops was about six m (20 ft) long, and has been estimated to have weighed around five tonnes.

Pentaceratops, like all ceratopsians, was an herbivore. During the Cretaceous, flowering plants were “geographically limited on the landscape”, and so it is likely that this dinosaur fed on the predominant plants of the era: ferns, cycads and conifers

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images: T - Sampson SD, Loewen MA, Farke AA, Roberts EM, Forster CA, et al.; M - Kurt McKee; B - LadyofHats

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