“This is a 'five-horned face' dinosaur, or as the eggheads call it, a Pentaceratops. A herbivore... scientist talk again. Plant-eater to the rest of us. Or at least me.”
Pentaceratops is a genus of ceratopsian dinosaur that originated from Late Cretaceous North America.
The base genome is a rusty brown with dark blue or purple on its frill.
Pentaceratops is less social than other ceratopsians, preferring only a small group of its own kind and few other dinosaur species. It is best kept by itself.
Pentaceratops is a relative of Chasmosaurus and has a similar kite shaped frill. It was discovered in the Kirtland Formation in New Mexico in 1923 and lived alongside Parasaurolophus, Pachycephalosaurus and the tyrannosaur Bistahieversor. Interestingly, the Kirtland Formation did not have many species of flowering plants and instead older plant types from the Mesozoic such as cycads and ferns still dominated.
- Despite its name, Pentaceratops does not have five horns. The name comes from the prominent growths on its cheeks.
Pentaceratops on Wikipedia