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Styracosaurus
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Name:
Styracosaurus albertensis
Abilities and Weapons:
Speed, Frill, Horns, Beak, Jaw Strength, Tackle, Strength, Keen Senses, Endurable, Feet, Stamina, Head Butt
Occupation:
Ceratopsian dinosaur
Home:
Skull Island
First Appearance:
"King Kong" (from 1933)
Diet:
Herbivore
Status:
Became extinct when Skull Island sunk into the ocean

Styracosaurus ("spiked lizard") is a 18 feet long species of ceratopsian dinosaur that is found on Skull Island.

Science facts

Styracosaurus is a genus of ceratopsian dinosaur. Fossils of this genus date to the Late Cretaceous period, where they are found in Campanian aged strata, between 75.5 and 75 million years ago, in Alberta, Canada.

It has four to six long horns extending from its neck frill, a smaller horn on each of its cheeks, and a single horn protruding from its nose, which may have been up to 60 centimeters (2 ft) long and 15 centimeters (6 in) wide. The function or functions of the horns and frills have been debated for many years.

History

King Kong (1933 film)

The Styracosaurus appeared in film "King Kong" (from 1933). It was in a deleted scene where he chased the crew to the log bridge. He, like lots of the other dinosaurs, bit a member (to death) of the crew. He also trapped them on the bridge, and with Kong on the other side, they couldn't escape. In the final cut, the Styracosaurus was deleted from the movie because it took too much attention from Kong.

Son of Kong (1933 film)

Corners Hellstrom, Englehorn and Charlie into a cave in Son of Kong, destroying one of their guns. The Styracosaurus later escaped (offscreen) along with the Cave Bear, and the other creatures of Skull Island except Kiko.

Trivia

  • It is unknown if the Styracosaurus is different like the other one from King Kong (1933), because the first one is seen in the jungle where it chases the men to the log bridge, and the other one is seen near a river.
  • In the colorized version of Son of Kong, the Styracosaurus is gray.
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