Torosaurus was a herbivore. It lived in the Cretaceous period and inhabited North America. Its fossils have been found in places such as Utah, Coahuila (Mexico) and Saskatchewan (Canada).

Quick facts about Torosaurus:

  • Existed from 72.1 million years ago to 66 million years ago
  • Lived in a terrestrial habitat
  • Was a herbivore
  • Reproduced by laying eggs
  • 8 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

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

Torosaurus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • H. Tyson. 1981. The structure and relationships of the horned dinosaur Arrhinoceratops Parks (Ornithischia: Ceratopsidae). Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 18(8):1241-1247
  • R. K. Hunt and T. M. Lehman. 2008. Attributes of the ceratopsian dinosaur Torosaurus, and new material from the Javelina Formation (Maastrichtian) of Texas. Journal of Paleontology 82(6):1127-1138
  • D. A. Pearson and T. Schaefer. 2002. Vertebrate biostratigraphy of the Hell Creek Formation in southwestern North Dakota and northwestern South Dakota. In J. H. Hartman, J. R. Johnson, and D. J. Nichols (eds.), The Hell Creek Formation and the Cretaceous-Tertiary Boundary in the Northern Great Plains: An Integrated Continental Record of the End of the Cretaceous, Geological Society of America Special Paper 361:145-167