Known only from the Late Cretaceous of northwestern New Mexico, Pentaceratops had one large horn on its snout is a pair of large horns above its eyes is and a pair of much smaller false horns in the cheek region. Its name means "five-horned face." The horns were actually bone.
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The Late Cretaceous Period was an era of great transformation and was when the dinosaurs disappeared from the earth. Learn more about the Late Cretaceous Era and the dinosaurs that existed during it.