Diabloceratops

No. 301129

by Safari Ltd
$11.99USD

Diabloceratops is an early member of the Ceratopsidae, or horned dinosaur that lived during the Late Cretaceous (81-76 million year ago) of Utah. Like all horned dinosaurs, it was quadrupedal (four footed), had horns on its head, and a bony frill that extended from the back of the skull to cover the neck.

  • Scientific Name: Diabloceratops, meaning ‘devil horn face’.
  • Characteristics: Diabloceratops, at 18 feet total length, was a medium sized horned dinosaur. It had one large horn over each eye, but its nose horn was very small. It had one pair of large, curved horn-like spikes that projected from the back of the short frill, but otherwise, the frill had no other conspicuous projections or ornaments. This particular combination of horns and frill ornamentation is unique to Diabloceratops.
  • Size and Color: This model is 5.75 inches long and 3.25 high. It is dark gray above, fading to a cream color on its belly and legs. The frill bears two bright red patches to emphasize that the frill was probably used in display.
  • The Diabloceratops is part of the Wild Safari® Prehistoric World collection
  • All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free

History

Diabloceratops is a rare dinosaur, and only recently discovered. Only two reasonably complete skeletons have been found, one in 1998 by Joshua Smith, and a second in 2002 by Don DeBlieux. Both skeletons were found in Utah.

  • Size in cm: 14.5 L x
  • Size in inches: 5.71 L x
  • UPC: 095866301101
Like other horned dinosaurs, the horns were probably for combat and defense, but the frill was probably only used for displayed to impress other Diabloceratops. The combination of a short nose horn, long horns over the eyes, and short frill suggests that Diabloceratops is a very primitive horned dinosaur, and is close to the ancestry of the group.