No. 303829

by Safari Ltd

When Nasutoceratops was named in 2013 it showed that horned dinosaurs were more variable than previously supposed. This four-legged plant eater lived in Utah during the Late Cretaceous, 76 million years ago.

  • Scientific Name: Nasutoceratops titusi
  • Characteristics: Nasutoceratops had a pair of large forward-pointing horns over its eyes, a deep snout with a curved beak, and a bony frill on the back of its head. It walked on four short robust legs. Its front legs had five toes, of which three had blunt claws, and the hind feet had four large toes with hoof-like claws. It grew up to 16 feet long.
  • Size and Color: This model is 6.75 inches long and 2.5 inches high. It is colored in natural shades of yellow and light brown.
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Product Description


The fossilized remains of Nasutoceratops were collected in 2006 from the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, southern Utah, USA. It is known from an almost complete skeleton including a 6-foot-long skull, and partial remains of other individuals. It was described and named in 2013 as a new type of horned dinosaur or ceratopsian. Its name comes from the Latin nasutus, meaning ‘large-nosed’ and the Latinized Greek ceratops, meaning ‘horned-face’. The one and only species of Nasutoceratops, N. titusi, is named after palaeontologist Alan Titus.

Nasutoceratops’ huge brow horns point forwards and outwards, and were covered in a horny sheath in life. They were possibly used as an effective weapon against predators, but more likely they were used for fighting between rival males. The bony frill is not solid bone - it contains a pair of large openings. This suggests that it was more for show than protection.

The curved horns of Nasutoceratops are similar to those of a bull or buffalo. Ceratopsians are sometimes referred to as the ‘buffalo of the Cretaceous’ because they had horns and lived in large herds. Nasutoceratops roamed Utah during late Campanian stage around 76 million years ago, where it lived alongside a diverse dinosaur fauna of at least 16 species.

  • Recommended Age: 3+
  • Size in cm: 17 L x
  • Size in in: 6.69 L x
Nasutoceratopsƒ?? name means ƒ??big-nosed horn face,ƒ? and its nose is certainly spectacular. It was discovered in the western United States and was thought to live in the late Cretaceous periodƒ??a contemporary of Triceratops. The plant eater was around 15 feet (5 m) long and weighed about 2.5 tons.