Pentaceratops was a herbivore. It lived in the Cretaceous period and inhabited North America. Its fossils have been found in places such as New Mexico, Colorado and Coahuila (Mexico).

Quick facts about Pentaceratops:

  • Existed from 83.5 million years ago to Maastrichtian Age
  • Lived in a terrestrial habitat
  • Was a herbivore
  • Reproduced by laying eggs
  • 16 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

All the Pentaceratops illustrations below were collected from the internet. Enjoy and explore:

Pentaceratops was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • H. F. Osborn. 1923. A new genus and species of Ceratopsia from New Mexico, Pentaceratops sternbergii. American Museum Novitates 93:1-3
  • S. G. Lucas and N. J. Mateer. 1987. Dinosaurs, the age of the Fruitland and Kirtland Formations, and the Cretaceous-Tertiary boundary in the San Juan Basin, New Mexico. J. E. Fassett and J. K. Rigby, Jr. (eds.), The Cretaceous-Tertiary Boundary in the San Juan and Raton Basins, New Mexico and Colorado, Geological Society of America Special Paper 209:35-50
  • C. W. Gilmore. 1930. Fossil hunting in New Mexico. Explorations and Field-Work of the Smithsonian Institution in 1929 3060:17-22