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Styracosaurus means "spiked lizard," for obvious reasons. Its frill was adorned with several sharp spikes, making it quite different looking than many of its other ceratopsian relatives, such as Triceratops and Torosaurus.
L.M. Lambe gave this dinosaur its name, from a fossil found near Alberta, Canada. The first Styracosaurus fossils, however, were collected by a C. M. Sternburg, also in Alberta.
Styracosaurs are believed to have been herding animals; a large fossil bed of about 100 of these animals, found in Arizona, strongly supports this theory.
Marx's Styracosaurus appeared when they released their second series figures in about 1960. He's a good representation of the animal, save maybe the dragging tail. Modern day representations tend to have ceratopsians carrying the tail aloft rather than dragging it.
Meaning: "Spiked Lizard"
Length: 18' long
Diet: Plants
Time Period: Late Cretaceous (77-70 m.y.a.)
Location: North America and Canada

References Styracosaurus.
Wikipedia: Styracosaurus.