Free Regular Ground Shipping on orders over $149 in the lower 48 States
Sign Up Here To Get News & Special Offers
Styracosaurus "Old Buck" Fan's Choice  (Beasts of Mesozoic)Zoom

Styracosaurus "Old Buck" Fan's Choice (Beasts of Mesozoic)

Item# BOM-28584
Availability: Usually ships the next business day

Beasts of the Mesozoic Styracosaurus "Old Buck" Fan's Choice

Beasts of the Mesozoic Styracosaurus "Old Buck" Fan's Choice Manufacturer Information:

1/18th Styracosaurus ‘Fans’ Choice’ Old Buck action figure

Includes (1) 1/18th scale Styracosaurus action figure based on the Old Buck character from the Dinosauria- Dead Sound animated short film. This figure measures 12? long and features 20 points of articulation. Package art by Old Buck creator, David Armsby.

Styracosaurus Information:

Styracosaurus is a genus of herbivorous dinosaur that lived during the Late Cretaceous period, approximately 75 to 76 million years ago. It belonged to the family Ceratopsidae, which includes other famous dinosaurs like Triceratops. Styracosaurus was discovered in North America and is one of the most well-known ceratopsian dinosaurs.

Here are some key facts and information about Styracosaurus:

Physical appearance: Styracosaurus was a large dinosaur, measuring around 5.5 to 6 meters (18 to 20 feet) in length and standing about 2.75 meters (9 feet) tall at the hips. It had a bulky body with a large head featuring a frill at the back and several horns on the front.

Unique head ornamentation: One of the most distinctive features of Styracosaurus was its elaborate head ornamentation. It had a prominent nasal horn on its snout, similar to Triceratops, and a large frill at the back of its skull. The frill was adorned with six to eight long spikes or horns projecting outward.

Function of horns and frill: The horns and frill of Styracosaurus were likely used for display purposes, species recognition, and possibly defense against predators. They may have also played a role in courtship rituals and intra-specific competition.

Herbivorous diet: Like other ceratopsians, Styracosaurus was a plant-eating dinosaur. Its diet mainly consisted of low-lying vegetation such as ferns, cycads, and other plants prevalent in the Late Cretaceous environment.

Discovery: The first fossils of Styracosaurus were discovered in Alberta, Canada, in 1913 by paleontologist C.M. Sternberg. Since then, additional specimens have been found in different parts of North America, primarily in regions that were once part of the Western Interior Seaway.

Taxonomy: Styracosaurus was named by Lawrence Lambe in 1913. The genus name "Styracosaurus" is derived from the Greek words "styra" (meaning "spike") and "sauros" (meaning "lizard"), referring to its distinctive frill spikes. There are currently two recognized species: Styracosaurus albertensis and Styracosaurus ovatus.

Paleoenvironment: Styracosaurus lived in a diverse ecosystem that included other dinosaurs like hadrosaurs, tyrannosaurs, and other ceratopsians. The environment was characterized by coastal plains and inland forests with rivers and wetlands.

As with many dinosaur species, our understanding of Styracosaurus continues to evolve as new discoveries are made and scientific research advances. Nevertheless, it remains a fascinating example of the diverse and unique fauna that once roamed the Earth during the Mesozoic Era.

Hand Painted. Product Material: PVC

Product Code: #28584

by Beasts of the Mesozoic

Manufacturer Age Recommendation: 15+ Years

Beasts of the Mesozoic - Styracosaurus "Old Buck" Fan's Choice #28584

Scroll to top