Kosmoceratops richardsoni is another incredible, new specimen found in Southern Utah's prolific Kaiparowits formation, where teams of scientist are making incredible new discoveries even as we speak. A spectacular example of a the diverse ceratopsian fauna which browsed the coastal plains of Laramidia 75 million years ago it most likely traveled in thundering herds. With 15 horn-like features on the frill and horns, this species had the most ornate skull morphology of any known dinosaur.
Other related specimens for displays: Terataphoneus curriei adult, Terataphoneus currie juvenile, Utahceratops gettyi, Deinosuchus sp.
One of the newest Tyrannosaurids discovered by scientists in North America, Teratophoneus currie was a fearsome dinosaurs to have been discovered on the Kaiparowits plateau. As it's name suggests (from the greek teras for "monstrous " and phoneus for "murderer") this beast was a formidable carnivore with stronger jaw muscles than even the other Tyrannosaurids living at the time.
Other related specimens for displays: Kosmosceratops richardsoni, Terataphoneus currie juvenile, Utahceratops gettyi, Deinosuchus sp.
Discovered by Dr. Joe Sertich of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, this sub-adult specimen of Terataphoneus gives researchers a rare look into the life of a young Tyrannosaur. When considered next to the adult of this species, our specimen provides the opportunity for comparison of various developmental stages in this group of dinosaurs. Despite being smaller, and slightly more gracile, this specimen lives up to it's name (from the greek for Monsterous murderer). Perhaps the only thing more frightening in a museum gallery than a giant Tyrannosaurus rex would be it's close relative who's size allows it to look you in the eye and manuver quickly.
This "terrible croc" was an opportunistic apex predator capable of eating even huge dinosaurs. With blunt teeth, well-suited for crushing bone and shell, This 30+ ft long crocodile species terrorized the coasts of the ancient Laramidian continent (now western North America) durring Campanian time 75 million years ago. Fossil vertebrae from dinosaurs, as well as fossil shell from giant turtles have been discovered in associated rock units, which show bite-mark evidence from predation by Deinosuchus. Our specimen can be posed by itself, or paired with the Terataphoneus to illustrate that even Tyrannosaurs were not safe from this "terrible crocodile".
Other related specimens for displays: Kosmosceratops richardsoni, Terataphoneus currie juvenile, Terataphoneus adult, Utahceratops gettyi
The horned-faced dinosaur from Coahuila, Mexico found in 2008 has added significant information about the southern dinosaurs that lived on the coastal plains of Laradmidia during the companian stage of the Cretaceous period. With well sampled dinosaur faunas spanning from the North Slope of Alaska, all the way into the Coahuila region of Mexico, this time interval represents the best window into the world of dinosaurs that researchers can use to study these cretures. Cohuilaceratops has the longest brow horns of any of these well studied ceratopsians in the world, measuring 4 feet in length.
This four ton relative of the familiar Triceratops lived in Southern Utah where it browsed the foliage off trees and shrubs along the coastal plain of the Cretaceous Interior Seaway that once divided the North American continent. Current research into the bio-geography of these and other ceratopsian (horned faced) dinosaurs like Cosmoceratops is being conducted to help explain trends in dinosaur diversity during the last few million years of the Dinosaur's reign on earth.
Other related specimens for displays: Kosmosceratops richardsoni, Terataphoneus currie juvenile, Terataphoneus adult, Deinosuchus sp.
Diabloceratops lived on the paleo continent of Laramidia 80 million years ago when the Cretaceous Interior Seaway was at it's greatest extent, cutting off the region that is now Southern Utah from the rest of the continent. The Wahweap Formation where this specimen was found was made up of lakes, floodplains and east-flowing rivers on the narrow swath of land between the ancient mountains and the interior sea. The name is taken from the Spanish word meaning "devil" and refers to the prominent horns protruding from the frill of this animal.