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Ceratosaurus

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Ceratosaurus "Horned Lizard" Ceratosaurus Nasicornis Discovered by O.C. Marsh in 1884
Colorado and Utah
Classification
Kingdom- Animalia
Phylum- Chordata
Class- Archosauria
Order- Saurisuchia
Family- Neoceratosauria
Genus- Ceratosaurus
Species- Nasicornis, Dentisulcatus, Inges, Roechlingi Height- approx. 8 ft
Length- 20 ft
Weight- 2,200 lbs
Eyebrow and nose horns
Row of bony plates along it's spine
4 fingers (as opposed to the typical 3 fingers of the time period)
Super big head
Mix of both primitive and advanced features
comparatively some of the largest dinosaur teeth for it's size What Did it Look Like? Habitat Lived in the swamps of southern North America, Portugal, East Africa, Tanzania
Efficient swimmer, crocodile-like tail Time Period Lived during the late Jurassic (around 160 million years ago)
From Kimmeridgian to Tithonian Behavior Reproductive-
Used it's horned face as a display
Most likely would've been brightly colored
Social Behaviors-
Possibly adults & younger dinos fed together
Traveled in packs or families Bibliography . "All About Dinosaurs!." Enchanted Learning. N.p.. Web. 3 Jan 2013. <http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/dinosaurs/dinos/Ceratosaurus.shtml>.
. "Ceratosaurus Dinosaur Facts." Find The Data. N.p.. Web. 3 Jan 2013. <http://dinosaurs.findthedata.org/l/63/Ceratosaurus>.
. "Ceratosaurus." Wikipedia. N.p.. Web. 3 Jan 2013. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ceratosaurus>.
. "Ceratosaurus." Ceratosaurus. N.p.. Web. 3 Jan 2013. <http://www.ceratosaurus.org>.
. "Ceratosaurus nasicornis (2007) ." Csotonyi. N.p.. Web. 3 Jan 2013. <http://csotonyi.com/Ceratosaurus_nasicornis01.html>.
Strauss, Bob. "Ceratosaurus." Dinosaurs. N.p.. Web. 3 Jan 2013. <http://dinosaurs.about.com>.
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