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Temporal range: Upper Cretaceous
Mounted Torosaurus in Milwaukee
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
Superorder: Dinosauria
Order: Ornithischia
Suborder: Cerapoda
Infraorder: Ceratopsia
Family: Ceratopsidae
Subfamily: Ceratopsinae
Genus: Torosaurus
Marsh, 1891
  • T. latus Marsh, 1891 (type)
  • T. utahensis Lawson, 1976

Torosaurus (meaning "pierced lizard") was a large, quadrupedal, plant-eating Ceratopsian dinosaur with three horns on its large head. Torosaurus hatched from eggs and may have lived in herds.

Torosaurus lived during the Upper Cretaceous, about 70–65 million years ago, in what is now western North America. It was similar to Triceratops, but definitely a different genus.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Bowdler, Neil 2012. BBC News Science & Environment. Triceratops and Torosaurus dinosaurs 'two species, not one' [1]