Ceratosaurus

same genus as Albertosaurus

Ceratosaurus was a predatory dinosaur from the Upper Jurassic period, 156 to 145 million years ago. It had a large horn on its nose, and a pair of smaller horns in front of its eyes. Uniquely among theropods, Ceratosaurus had armor, in the form of small osteoderms running down the middle of its back.

Ceratosaurus
Temporal range: Upper Jurassic
Ceratosaurus NT.jpg
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Ceratosaurus

Marsh, 1884
Species
  • C. nasicornis (type)
    Marsh, 1884
  • C. ingens
    (Janensch, 1920)
  • C. dentisulcatus
    Madsen & Wells, 2000
  • C. magnicornis
    Madsen & Wells, 2000