VR Jurassic Encyclopedia #5
Styracosaurus dinosaur facts VR 360 video education
The next video in the VR Jurassic Encyclopedia series is now available on youtube. In this video, we bring you new and unknown facts about the dinosaur that is Styracosaurus.
Styracosaurus is a herbivorous dinosaur that lived in the Cretaceous period about 75.5 to 75 million years ago. The first remains of this dinosaur were discovered in Alberta, Canada, in 1913. In 1935 the spot was revisited to uncover the missing lower jaw and most of the skeleton.
Six parietal spines protruded from the frill of his neck and he had a smaller cervical horn on each of his cheeks. In addition, it also had a horn protruding from its nose that could measure up to 60 centimeters in length. The large nose horns and frills of the Styracosaurus only served as an anchor point for the mandibular muscles. Formerly, it was believed that Styracosaurus used its frills and horns to protect against predators.
As a dinosaur, Styracosaurus was quite large because it was up to 5.5 meters long and weighed about 3 tons. As for the height of this dinosaur, it oscillated around 1.8 meters. Its size was so large that compared to the current rhino, it would turn out that the Styracosaurus would be larger.
Styracosaurus, like other Ceratopses, may have been a herd animal that traveled in large groups. Due to the fact that Styracosaurus was a gregarious animal, it had a sufficient advantage over other predators which gave him a good chance of success in combat. In addition, due to the fact that he traveled in a group, he was less susceptible to attacks by predators. As for the diet of this dinosaur, it has been suggested that he ate mainly ferns. Interestingly, some scientists claim that it was large enough to turn over trees and feed on leaves.
This is only part of what you can find in our VR Jurassic Encyclopedia #5 movie. Come in to find out more about how this dinosaur lived and what it looked like, all in virtual reality. Our VR 360 video education is waiting for you.