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10 Spectacular Horned Dinosaurs

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This year has been quite productive for dinosaur hunters, and probably the most spectacular fossils found recently belong to the group of ceratopsians, the horned dinosaurs. Triceratops is, of course, the most famous example, but there were plenty of other genera, some of them as spectacular as their popular relative, and often much more bizarre-looking.



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Eotriceratops was named in 2007; its name means “early Triceratops”, because it looked quite like Triceratops but lived a couple million years earlier. Since Triceratops is so famous, Eotriceratops’ appearance (spikey frill, two long horns over the eyes and one short horn in the snout) may seem very familiar, but there is something that makes this animal special and deserving of a spot in this list; its size. It was the largest ceratopsian, according to paleontologists, with a skull that measured three meters long and was as heavy as a car! The entire animal was probably 9-10 meters long and weighed more than a Tyrannosaurus rex. It is possible that Eotriceratops was the ancestor of Triceratops (which was, until Eotriceratops’ discovery, considered the largest horned dinosaur). It lived in Canada 68 million years ago.




Its name means “thick nosed reptile”, because, instead of having horns as many other ceratopsians did, this creature had strange bony growths which may have been used in head butting duels. They also had spikes and horns in the edges of the frill, and a strange, unicorn-like horn just behind the eyes. The size and shape of these ornaments was different for every individual, so perhaps they helped the Pachyrhinosaurus to recognize each other. Many specimens have been discovered, and adults and juveniles are often found together, which suggests these dinosaurs care for their young. This was a pretty big animal, growing up to 8 meters long and weighing four tons- about as large as a modern elephant.




This ceratopsian had strangely curved horns on its frill. It was about seven meters long and was, at first, mistaken for another kind of dinosaur, Albertaceratops, so it was not named until 2010. Medusaceratops means “Medusa horned face”, because the hooked horns would resemble the snake-hairdo of the terrible Medusa from Greek myth. As for the creatures specific name, “lokii”, it honors the Norse god of mischief, Loki. Why? It seems that the paleontologist who named it is a big fan of Marvel comics, which depict Loki as a villain wearing a horned helmet (although in my opinion, Medusaceratops looks way cooler). Medusaceratops’ remains were found in Montana; it lived 77 million years ago.



5 Pentaceratops

Pentaceratops is often said to have the largest skull of any land animal (although both Torosaurus and Eotriceratops may rival it). Its name means “five-horned face”. This may be misleading, since two of its horns are actually epijugal bones (the spike-like projections under the eyes) which most ceratopsians had, but were particularly large in Pentaceratops. Another interesting trait of Pentaceratops is the frill, which is slightly heart-shaped and more vertical than that of other ceratopsians. The frill had two holes or “fenestrae” which were covered in skin when the animal was alive. Paleontologists believe that this skin was brightly colored and was used to frighten predators and challenge its same-species rivals. It is even possible that they could change the color and patterns of the skin, although this is a mere speculation. Pentaceratops remains have been found in New Mexico; it was a very large beast, at 8 meters long and weighing up to 5.5 tons.




Although this is one of the “classic” dinosaurs and has been known since 1913, Styracosaurus has retained its place as one of the most spectacular ceratopsians. It had one long and dangerous horn on its snout, and six other horns protruding from the frill (hence its name, which means “spiked reptile”). This dinosaur was so frightening-looking that most predators probably avoided a direct confrontation with a fully grown adult. Styracosaurus remains have been found in Canada. It was about 5.5 meters long and weighed about 3 tons.



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Einiosaurus was discovered in 1985, and named in 1995. Its name means “bison lizard”. Although closely related to Styracosaurus, it had a very different appearance; it had only two long, straight horns on its frill, and a strange, flattened, forward-curving nasal horn that resembled a bottle opener. Although the nasal horn was probably not a very effective weapon, the straight horns in the frill probably protected the animal from the bites of large carnivorous dinosaurs, preventing them from biting the neck of the back of the frill. Like Pachyrhinosaurus, Einiosaurus is known to have lived in large herds. Its remains have been found in Montana.



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Diabloceratops means “devil horned face”. Its spectacular remains were found in Utah. It had a very small nasal horn, but its brow horns were quite large, and the ones in top of the frill were even larger. These four horns, along with the forward-curving frill, gave this animal a strange appearance, different from all other horned dinosaurs known. Diabloceratops seems to be a primitive horned dinosaur, since it shares some anatomical traits with the protoceratopsids, a closely related but less advanced family. Its jaws were massive, which suggests that its bite was very powerful. The same is true for most other ceratopsians and it is possible that many species used their huge beaks as much as their horns, as weapons against predators.



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Rubeosaurus was formerly thought to be a Styracosaurus species. This dinosaur’s frill horns were much smaller than Styracosaurus’, but its nasal horn was enormous, and obviously a formidable defensive weapon. Unlike the horn of a rhinoceros, which is made entirely of keratin (the same protein hair and nails are made of), Rubeosaurus, and most other ceratopsians, had horns composed of a bony core covered on a sheath of keratin. Keratin usually does not fossilize, so the horns of ceratopsians were longer and sharper in life than they look in museums and photos of the fossils. Unfortunately, without the keratin sheath, it is impossible to know exactly how long the horns were. Another particular trait of Rubeosaurus is the straight horns on top of the frill, which coverage so that the tips almost touch each other.




Coahuilaceratops magnacuerna was closely related to Pentaceratops, and was discovered in the northern Mexican state of Coahuila. It had a small nasal horn, but its brow horns were huge, the largest of any known dinosaur, measuring perhaps one meter and a half (again, it is impossible to know without the keratin sheath), hence the creature’s specific name (magnacuerna means “large horned”). Although the press initially claimed that Coahuilaceratops weighed 12 tons (twice as much as your average T-Rex!), it was actually around 5 tons, the size of an elephant, and measured about 7 meters long. It was described in 2010, being one of the latest additions to the ceratopsian bestiary, and certainly one of the most spectacular of all dinosaurs.




One of the latest dinosaur discoveries is also deserving of the first place in this list; Kosmoceratops had not less than thirteen horns! (Fifteen if you count the epijugal bones). It has been called by scientists “the most ornate of all dinosaurs” and “one of the most amazing animals known”. Its name means “ornate horned face”. This is perhaps the best proof that dinosaurs took theatricality quite seriously; the forward facing horns in the frill and down-facing, curved horns on its brows were not practical for either attack of defense, and were more likely an exhibition to frighten rivals and predators and to attract potential mates. Kosmoceratops lived in western North America; its remains have been found in Utah.

  • Kimani

    Brilliant list, more dinosaurs PLEASE!

  • timothyjames

    Why aren't animals this awesome anymore? The size of that head on number 10 is terrifying. Awesome list, although I think the order was a bit off. I thought the medusaceratops was the coolest looking. Maybe. I don't actually know.

    • oculus18

      coz it would totally scare the shit out of veterinarians If animals today were as huge and armored as the ones on the list.

  • timothyjames

    Did you hear that they just recently found a new species of horned dinosaur? From what they can tell so far, it was an incredibly socially awkward animal that had an very hard time maturing past its "quirky teen" age. They named it the "Michaelceratops."

    • oculus18

      I see LadyGagaceratops in number 1.

      • ShakyFtSlasher

        Up high!

  • imba_ako

    u forgot bucslim

    • Lifeschool

      LOL, no, he may be a 'horny' dinosaur – but that's a seperate list :)

  • Love the dino lists! Need more! So fascinating!

  • Man this site has been pumping out lists like clockwork lately. keep up the good work!

  • bluesman87

    interesting with awesome artistic representations . Maybe next time you could included horned dinosaurs not in the ceratops family (or at least that dont look like the ceratops ), like that mean bastard with the wrecking ball tail ..
    Anyway solid as usual TyB.

    • TEX

      say – ankylosaurs

    • naili abdeljebar

      naili abdelejabr

  • oculus18

    The Eotriceratops seems to be the most bad ass of them all.
    The head weighs like a car, how much more if it's the entire body?

    I want one for a pet!!!

    • Blyndblitz

      The triceratops’ head was 7 feet long and I forgot my units of measurement…so which is longer, 7 feet or 1.5 meters?

  • br0ck

    all of them are pretty much the same

    • Lifeschool

      Correct! They are all spectacularly horned dinosaurs – hence the list.

      • br0ck

        no i mean they all look very simmilar i don`t understand why people are rating my comments negatively lmao

        • bluesman87

          they do just the horns are different , which is what the list is about . But Im guessing you trying to see how low points can get . I think it flattens out at 170p . but keep going i could be wrong .

          • br0ck

            no i once got like -85p for one comment

          • bluesman87

            no i mean in total . but -85 is hectic .

          • The Mick

            keep it up , you two. The dialogue is hilarious !!!

          • Jay

            And you can break that record. I have faith in you, br0ck.

        • morningclaire

          Probably because you say things like "fag flag" when referring to the transgender flag.

        • psychosurfer

          Maybe your incomprehension has something to do with it…

    • Jay

      Hey br0ck, you're up to -0119. You used to be -122. Nice work, man.

      • br0ck

        yeah thanks man

        • TEX

          i just gave you a thumds up to mak it an even number

  • Adroit

    Awesome list, I have taken a liking into Dinosaurs now.

  • snickersman

    This is an awesome list!!!

  • GagaMonstette

    im not the one for nature lists but i loved this one

  • blackskull18

    Could Kosmoceratops have been the first Mormon? Another mystery which cannot be solved…

    • fairtwiggy1

      Why do people think mormons have horns?

  • GagaMonstette

    good question

  • Geronimo1618

    Spectacular list! Tyb, keep up the good work man..! With your superb research work in the field of nature, you're surely a contender for the best list of the month or best list of the year award! heh heh :P

  • cqsteve

    #9 looks like it's wearing one of those pillbox hats that Jacki Kennedy used to wear. Another good list TyB. But WTF would have been hunting these things?

    • mordechaimordechai

      Hunting these would be such PHUNN !!!
      Finally those guys at the NRA will have something to shoot their .50 BMG's at.

      • cqsteve

        ? <DIV>They'd goddamn shit when the dino turned around with a pissed off look and then charged. </DIV> <DIV style=”FONT: 10pt arial”>

  • a good guess? :)

    • bluesman87

      they are good guesses , the colors are pretty cool.

      • Lifeschool

        Yeah, they made it up. I find a little artistic licence is often not such a bad thing.

  • thatguy

    God only put dinosaurs here to test our faith, the earth is only 3000 year old read your bibles sinners!

    • bluesman87

      IS this a joke? :-)

      if not –

      dont call me sinner , you sonova bitch……

      • Lifeschool

        They say 'as boring as sin', but when is sinning ever boring??
        They say 'as ugly as sin', but my girlfirend is never ugly!!
        They say 'as guilty as sin', er, yeah, ya got me.

        • gabi319

          They say 'as guilty as sin', er, yeah, ya got me.

          Sinning is only guilty if you get caught.

      • bucslim

        bluesman is a sinner, bluesman is a sinner, nah nah nahnah nah! Bluesman's going to hell, he's gonna burn, demon's gonna shove a red hot poker in his ass, nah nah nahnah nah!!!

        • deeeziner

          Bucslim made dez scared!

          • bucslim

            just a bit of fun . . . .And bluesman IS a sinner.

    • drshady

      and where in the bible is it mentioned that the earth is only 3000 years old exactly??!!

      • bluesman87

        some where between when the naked chick , the dude with the leaf over his shlong and the talking snake were hanging out in the garden and the 5 headed dragon monster that had meat ray vision that sent Bruce Willis and those other dudes into space to meet azlan. ….

      • ricej1969

        The Bible does not say how old the earth. There is no date for creation or Noah and the flood but we can go back to 2500 BC from the Bible so the earth is more than 4500 years just on that. The Bible records 9 generations before Noah was born and each generation averaged a 900 year lifespan. That adds another 7500 years. Noah was over 500 when he built the ark. Then add time for repopulation after the flood and you are looking at something like something well over 12,000 years. Also, I read a scientific article on how carbon dating is not accurate before the flood because the atmosphere was completely different and the earth and dinosaurs are much younger than the current estimates.

    • blackskull18

      Oh God… You're either a fundamentalist or a guy who thinks he's got a sense of humor but has just failed at writing a sarcastic comment…

    • gabi319

      read your bibles sinners!

      What's a Bibles Sinners? I think I'd actually be interested in reading one of those.

      • bluesman87

        try looking under your little brother's mattress ;-P

    • Homer Simpson

      Shut up, Flanders!

    • bucslim

      You tell everyone – us 'sinners,' to read the 'bible.' I'm telling you to read a book about grammar. Understanding plural verb tenses, punctuation and other grammatical items in sentence structure and syntax help to give your point of view credibility.

      You can go from being a dumb hick to a dumb hick who expresses him/herself well.

    • TEX

      Yeah – I work with a guy whose wife thinks the fossil record was put there by SATAN!!!

      It is to confuse us mere mortals and to distract our minds and souls from Tha LORD – but wouldn’t you think that if Satan had that much power GODOG must be a mere demigod or a demimoore?

      • Jay

        Hehehe. Would a demimoore give me a loosey ball?

    • kennypo65

      I have read my bible, and there are no dates mentioned. There is a passage that tells me that I can stone my son to death if he mouths off to me. You young earth creationists are so BORING. It's the same thing over and over. A god that finds it necessary to test my faith by deceiving me is not deserving of worship, as a matter of fact, He's kind of a dick. If your wife got someone to try to seduce you as a test of your fidelity, you would be pissed off, but God gets a pass. Gimme a break. I would rather put my faith in people who did their homework and discovered real things, than in the mythology of a bronze age desert people.

  • drshady

    Just imagining that these walking skyscrapers were once actually living on the same earth that we inhabit today makes me shiver….

  • fairtwiggy1

    Oh my gosh are you the guy who got caught simulating sexual acts with the dinosaurs at the dinosaur park? If so you have traumatized those poor kids for the rest of their lives sicko.

  • Armadillotron

    When I was a kid, i got the Dino-Rider toys and Styracosaurus was one of the first I got. He`s cool as hell. I never got T-Rex or Triceratops though..

    • bluesman87

      me too Dino riders kicked ass. . . .

      • David

        I got the Dino-Rider toys too. I GOT Tyrannosaurus Rex with Krulos. He`s absolutely awesome. I got all the Rulons too. Krulos voice on the cartoon, was the same as Dr Claw from Inspector Gadget. Weird.

        • oculus18

          WOW! so that's the name of the show I watched when I was young. It was one of my favorites.

  • Lifeschool

    Hey, great to find another TyB list in the deck – good effort – well documented and great pictures. I searched and couldn't find any better candidates than these; so I guess that means this list is quite watertight. Thanks Ty.

  • mrjimmyos

    WHen I saw number one I just thought, 'now you're just messing with me' XD I would wanna be the dinosaur at number ten, then those t-rex's wouldn't mess with me

  • necropenguin

    not really that much interesting in dinosaurs, but those guys are pretty bad ass looking.

  • General Tits Von Chodehoffen

    Awesome list! Dinosaurs are sweet!

  • swifty66

    I'm sure these paleontologists know what they're doing when they put all these random bones together, but sometimes I think they're just screwing with me. Some of these are just ridiculous looking!

  • Actually, no

    • Jay

      ANd they don't care.

    • TEX

      I think he said he wants sex with his car – which couldn't be that good since Italian cars are built like Japanese toys

  • ianz09

    I'm calling BS on no triceratops. Crap list without it. I kid, I kid. Great list as usual, TyB. Hit us up with giant bipedal carnivorous dinosaurs next. I'll get you started: T-Rex, Allosaurus, Carnotaurus, Spinosaurus. Bam!

  • magoopaintrock

    This list made my day!

    Just plain awesome.

  • Stefan

    dinosaur names remind me of Digimons… everything is "saurus" or "eratops"
    i guess even scientists/archaeologists can get lazy huh :)

    • guest

      It's not laziness, the names are descriptive of the animals. Since these animals are all related and have similar defining characteristics, their apt names will be similar. Lots of dinosaurs end in "saurus" because it means lizard. "cera/tops," as TyB mentioned, means horned/face.

      • Stefan

        its called sarcasm dude

        • Jay

          Wow, Stefan, where are you when my comedic remarks need defending? Hehehe. Seriously, if you'd like to run over to the latest Classical Music list and explain that I don't REALLY think a ballet without music looks like looters hitting an electronics store… Or maybe I could just be more serious….


  • bluesman87

    no you shit dick sucking fuck bastard, son of a whore with a 1000 fathers all bastards just like you ……

    unless you sell those fetching skin tight tiger skin spandex oooooh….

    • bucslim

      Was that from Tuco in The Good, The Bad and the Ugly?

      • bluesman87

        the last part.

  • TEX

    They were the bouncers of the savanna.

    Take a pissed off rhinoceros and cross it with a pissed off bull – what you end up with is a pissed off triceratops. You can see why this head horn shield adaptation went beyond successful.
    I doubt predators would even waste their time trying to bring one of these bad boys down – and popular – HELL YES – don’t think that all the other grazing animals didn’t hang with the Ceratopsians!!!
    HERBIVORE DISCO PARTY (cue mirror ball)

  • deeeziner

    Anything with "medusa" in it's name has got to be awesome!!

    Where were all these wonderful beasts when I used to go to the natural history museum regularly?

  • deeeziner

    Cosmoceratops–So that's what happened to the guy from "Seinfeld".

  • Jay

    Harlan Ellison was interested in that same question. He made some of his dinosaurs orange, I think.

  • psychosurfer

    The bones contain structures known as melanosomes which indicate the presence of pigments. Depending on the type of melanosomes, scientist can determine which specific colors they had.
    Colours in dinosaurs have to do with the fact that they relayed upon ornamental features as a way of communicating, attracting mates or scaring predators away, just like birds, and that is another way in which we now know about the close relationship between them.

    • Maggot

      You are partially correct PS, but I’m not so sure if melanosomes have been found in bone fossils, since a creature’s bones aren’t what is colored, per se. They have been found in fossilized feathers though:

      • TEX

        They’re finding a lot more "fossilized dinosaur skin" now days – google that for images/links

      • psychosurfer

        Again you are right, but we are certainly getting better at determining such things as colors or sounds in dinosaurs.
        A couple of days ago they found the first planet (out of the solar system) with the right size temperature to hold life as-we-know-it:…

        Science certainly rocks!

        • Jay

          Psychosurfer, First of all, Thank you for the "as-we-know-it." I'm really getting sick of these dumbass "scientists" on TV talking about life being impossible except under certain conditions. If they'd look around they'd find places right here on Earth where their minimum conditions aren't met but life exists. They mean "life-as-we-know-it" and don't realize that leaving out that little phrase is misleading an entire generation.

          Re color and sound in dinosaurs: I think you're basically right; we're learning more all the time. But at this point it's still largely guesswork and it's based on previous guesswork tempered by the biases of the writers. I suspect we have a long way to go…

  • daxxenos

    Without data to the contrary, diggers have only found ONE of each of these, spaced over a relatively short time span. Suppose, just for the sake of discussion, that the whole horn and frill configuration variation was individual to the animal, rather than separate species? Sort of like deer or moose antlers. Where things like the whole skin covered frill bred true, but horn location, color, curvature and size was as individual as the number of different noses Michael Jackson had.

    Just saying…

    • 2manycats

      I saw a documentary on Discovery or NatGeo that some fossil discoveries thought to be a new species may be juveiniles of a known species. I don't know that any on this list apply. TyB is the LV animal man. Sorry, Bluesman – but you got to be Sinner Man!

  • william

    u forgot tricerotopes

    its still real to me dammit

    • If you mean "triceratops" then please read the introduction to the list.

      Cool list, I love dinosaurs.

  • Maggot

    Nice job as usual TyB. This topic made me immediately recall the recently published articles discussing the likely probability that Triceratops were actually one in the same and a juvenile form of the Torosaurus. I thought for sure you’d squeeze in a mention of this in your list:

    By the way, this article has a couple of good quotes that effectively describes how “science” actually works, and destroys the typical “it’s just a theory” rants of anti-evolutionists and YECs:

    "Every avenue of investigation we took in attempts to falsify the hypothesis only supported the idea further," Scannella said.
    "Skepticism is important and a good thing," Scannella commented. "But so far, all the evidence we have strongly supports the idea."

    • ianz09

      good quotes that effectively describes how “science” actually works, and destroys the typical “it’s just a theory” rants of anti-evolutionists and YECs

      Not that the "just a theory" argument was ever that strong anyway. That's like if you walked out of the kitchen covered in chocolate, and I said "I'm you pretty sure you ate all the chocolate cupcakes." to which you replied "Pretty sure? Well if you aren't totally sure, then I guess I'm off the hook!" You would then most likely settle down for a glass of prune juice on the porch, resenting retirement and taking it out on the neighborhood kids.

      • Maggot

        Get off my lawn, you ne’er-do-well punk!!

        • Jay

          Please, sir, can we have our ball back?

      • TEX

        Whenever I’m walking around my house covered in chocolate it’s not from eating cup cakes believe me – No Sir-ee Bob!

        • ianz09

          Part of me really, really wanted to ask for you to elaborate, but I've decided against it, which is probably in my best interest.

          • TEX

            Wise decision.

  • Alex

    Imagine being born during the time when dinosaurs were walking the earth. That would be a tough life :/

  • kirbytheawesome

    Medusaceratops is the coolest, it looks like something straight out of Star Wars.

  • I'm sure this comment has been made but…with these dinos being so horny you would think they wouldn't be extinct. BaDum!

    [youtube P7Nj17spNhk&feature=related youtube]

    • ianz09

      That was just random enough to be humorous. Or else I'm just that immature. Either way, I smiled, and that counts for something.

  • Aristooo

    Haha, hilarious

  • mordechaimordechai

    TyB i loved the list but…
    do you mean that these beasts lived in a time where they had no internet? no lolcatz? no Kitlers? and most of all no Listverse?
    i want to believe in Evolution but the reality of that theory scares me.

  • bassbait

    This list is making me horny… huh huh!

  • saber25

    Wow, seems they all look like the same to me!

    • bsballbuster

      Br0ck meet saber25, saber25 meet Br0ck. Your comments are so similar you must be sharing the same brain box.

      • Jay

        Yeah, it was br0ck's turn to use it today; I don't know what saber is doing here. Unless… could it be? If they're the same person,their combined rating is around -225. My gosh, what an accomplishment that would be! The mind boggles…

        • saber25

          i already had that before, I'm so freaking surprised that you don't know me, ianz09 knows me.

          • ianz09

            Of course I do, you seem to think we are rivals, and I really don't know why

      • saber25

        well, we sure seem like the same. Cuz were like you!

    • ianz09

      That's what most Republican Congressmen say just prior to "resigning".

      • saber25

        Yes, I compare them exactly the same. Meat eating, and unfriendly beings. Nice to see you again mate.

  • prawnburger

    Fuck you Peggy Sue

    • Peggy Sue

      Got protection?

  • wickedangel211

    Great list TyB! I've always found the Ceratopsid family the most interesting.

  • oliveralbq

    tylerb —i remember a year ago you said you were in high school, and didnt actually work in the fauna field *yet*.

    my mom (who is a specialist in autism and behaviour disordered children in the washington d.c. and fairfax county (virginia) school systems) emailed me this morning — she knows this site and checks it out from time to time.

    in the email, she said that she had used a couple of your lists (not the whole things, but certain items — every 7 year old in d.c. is terrified of sloth-bears now). she tells me that the way they are presented, with the pix and your text, are wonderful tools for teaching kids that have a problem being taught.
    —–the pix give the kids the instant intrest factor — "hey! thats cool! what is it?!" it's a blobfish.
    —–the text is informative enough to actually teach them things (although she has to reword shit cause theyre elementary school kids)
    —–the txt is not so long, drawn out, and confusing that they get bored (many add and adhd kids).
    —–the ideas presented are of a nature that is so interesting, that they want to share with their friends (which, obviously, causes them to work hard to memorise stuff — which dominos into them now knowing how to memorise other things).

    just thought i'd let you know that you've been a part of the action course in the washington d. c. elementary school special education system for a little while now. some of my mom's colleagues have also begun to use some of this info to direct their kids' brains onto the right path.

    i know that you know people here like your work

    thought you might be interested that it goes further than you think.

    • TyB

      Wow… for real?

      That's awesome! Thanks a lot for letting me know! It certainly adds fuel to my motivation to keep writing!
      Sorry about the sloth bear part, tho… but now at least kids know this animal exists :D

      • TEX

        Wow TyB that is truly excellent. Thanks to oliveralbq for sharing that. Nice to know you are probably affecting some little ones in a positive way.

        My son works with grade schoolers who have learning problems – I bought him a Theremin kit a few years ago and now he takes it to school with him to demonstrate sound, music, electronics – it struck me later that maybe that gift might make some small difference in a troubled child’s life.

  • phreakenstein

    great list! but seriously dino horns.?

  • Carra 23

    Superb List:
    You may have to reduce your number of entries by one as Rubeosaurus ovatus is now considered to be the adult form of a previously described species (only found as a juvenile) called Brachyceratops montanensis – ifd confirmed (as seems likely) the prior nominative will supercede the new – as Apatosuarus replaced the better-known Brontosaurus about 30 years ago.

    Also, your dimensions on Eotriceratops as compared to the better-known Triceratops are slightly out. "EoTrike" WAS big – but no bigger than "Trike" itself given that the type specimen housed at Yale Peabody is almost 10 metres – it also weighed about 10 tons-plus.

    • TyB

      That's a shame, I kinda liked the name Rubeosaurus ovatus. Plus, Brachyceratops means "short horn face" which would be the worst imaginable name for this dinosaur…

      Oh, and thanks for the correction about Triceratops. Yes, the info I had was kinda confusing; some paleontologists talk about HUGE Triceratops remains housed in different museums but undescribed to date. A book I have gives the maximum length of Triceratops as being 11 meters! That's bigger than EoTrike. I hope those huge Trike fossils are described soon.

      • Carra 23

        ? <DIV>G'day TyB</DIV> <DIV></DIV> <DIV>I kind of agree about the name – though Brachyceratops sounds better than Rubeoceratops (let's just pretend that the English translation doesn't exist!). Not all name changes are good – after all Apatosaurus sucks in comparison to Brontosaurus! Brontosaurus SOUNDS like a dinosaur: Apatosaurus sounds like something you'd buy half a pound of from a butcher's shop!</DIV> <DIV></DIV> <DIV>Which book do you have re the size of the Trike? I've got a library full of books (over 200 last count) but none seem to place it quite that big – though I've heard apocryphally that such sizes have been bandied about. Also – don't get your hopes up about the 'bigger' Trikes being described soon; I'm a Tyrannosaur nut and I've been waiting for about 6 years now for Keith Rigby to get off his arse and finish his description of Tyrannosaurus imperator – supposedly a Tyrannosaur some 15-20% larger than T-rex; as well, that idiot Jack Horner says HE has a Tyrannosaur in the group he's unearthing which is bigger than either Tyrannosaurus “Sue” OR Tyrannosaurus “Stan”.</DIV> <DIV></DIV> <DIV>BTW – you sound like you might be a bit of a dinosaur nut! If so, there's a good, low-key discussion group on Yahoo called DinosaursEtc. Good people, some of whom are involved in palaeontology – the moderator, Bruce sculpts dinosaur skeletons for universities and museums while dawn is a preparator in New Mexico, the rest of us are just nuts about dino's- they'd love to have you in the group, it's going a bit slow at present</DIV> <DIV></DIV> <DIV>Carra23</DIV> <DIV style=”FONT: 10pt arial”>

  • Our Jo

    Fascinating list, excellent pics to go with it.. love your dinosaur lists :)

  • nthensome

    It would have been nice if you did more research into each animal.
    Noting that many of these animals were found in 'Canada" just seems lazy.
    Canada is a huge country, where in Canada?

  • Cunizz

    Carnotaurus is way cooler then any of these.

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    • Jay

      He's out of town, visiting Eddieizzard.

  • Sophie

    I like these lists because i learn about creatures that i didnt even know existed

  • Amazing list, I did not know there were so many horned dinosaurs.

  • name

    Every single one of these looks identical.

  • yokotrix

    wow, incredibly awesome!!!
    they're look so strong..!!!

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  • dsad

    great list
    unexpected number 1