Safari Ltd. - Vagacertops
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Vagaceratops was named in 2010 and showed that horned dinosaurs were more diverse than previously supposed. This four-legged plant eater lived in North America during the late Cretaceous, 75 million years ago.
- History: The remains of several Vagaceratops skulls were excavated from the Upper Dinosaur Park Formation in Alberta, Canada, during 1958. It took many years for this dinosaur to be recognized as a distinct species, but in 2001 it was finally regarded as a new species of Chasmosaurus called ‘C. irvinensis’ A later study published in 2010 recognized it as a distinct from Chasmosaurus and so it was given a new genus name as well, Vagaceratops, meaning ‘wandering horned-face’.
- Scientific Name: Vagaceratops irvinensis
- Characteristics: Vagaceratops had a short horn on its none, a curved beak, and a distinctive square bony frill on the back of its head, all of which are depicted in our Vagaceratops toy. The flat rear edge of the frill was covered with a row of bony projections or ‘hornlets’. Vagaceratops 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: This Vagaceratops toy is 6.25 inches long and 3 inches high.
- The Vagaceratops is part of the Wild Safari® Prehistoric World collection
- All of Safari Ltd.'s products are Non-toxic and BPA free