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Styracosaurus Size

Styracosaurus skull diagrams:
Styracosaurus skull diagrams
It can be difficult to estimate the size and weight of any extinct animal such as Styracosaurus, particularly when relatively few fossils specimens have been found (as is the case with Styracosaurus).

The reasons why this may be the case include:
  1. If we only have a few fossils, we don't know whether they fairly represent typical animals.

  2. Fossil specimens are often incomplete.

  3. There can be some doubt about how to reassemble fossil skeletions

  4. Fossils usually preserve only bones, horns, and teeth - at most - so estimates of muscle and other soft-flesh are often speculative.
With these caveats, we can offer these estimates for an adult Styracosaurus:
  • An adult Styracosaurus would have been upto 18 feet (5.5 meters) long.

  • An adult Styracosaurus would have been upto 6 feet (1.8 meters) tall.

  • The horn on the nose of Styracosaurus would have been about 2 feet (60 centimeters) long, and 6 inches (15 centimeters) wide at its base.

  • The four longest spikes on the neck frill of Styracosaurus would have been almost as long as the nose horn - perhaps about 20 to 22 inches (50 to 55 centimeters) long.

  • An adult Styracosaurus would weighed about 3 tons.



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