[D] Styracosaurus [Su] [sG]
Cretaceous Late Campanian Maastrichtian
Ornithischia Genasauria Cerapoda Marginocephalia Ceratopia Neoceratopia Ceratopidae Centrosaurinae
Genus - Skull
Styracosaurus (Lambe, 1913) > Styracosaurus albertensis (Lambe, 1913) >> Styracosaurus parksi (Brown& Schlaikjer, 1937) |> Monoclonius nasicornus (Brown, 1917) |> Styracosaurus ovatus (Gilmore, 1930) |> Brachyceratops montanensis (Gilmore, 1914)
3 skulls,cranial and postcranial material in bonebeds.
USNM 11869, the type specimen a partial fril was collected by Gilmore in 1928, was named by Gilmore in the Proceedings of the U.S. National Museum, volume 77, page 36, in 1931
The horned dinosaur Styracosaurus (\\\\\\\"spiked Lizard\\\\\\\") was so named because of the six long, bony spikes that fahned out from the back of its neck frill. These spikes were outgrowhs of the small knobs, known as epocciptial bones, that gave a scalloped effect to the rim of the neck frill.