† Torosaurus


Additional Functions


Belong­ing to

Gaeabionta  ⇒ Domäne: Eukaryota  ⇒ Reich: Animalia  ⇒ Mittelreich: Eumetazoa  ⇒ Klade: Triploblastica  ⇒ Klade: Nephrozoa  ⇒ Abzweig: Deuterostomia  ⇒ Stamm: Chordata  ⇒ Unterstamm: Vertebrata  ⇒ Infrastamm: Gnathostomata  ⇒ Superklasse: Tetrapoda  ⇒ Serie: Amniota  ⇒ Klade: Sauropsida  ⇒ Infraklasse: Eureptilia  ⇒ ohne Rang: Romeriida  ⇒ Unterklasse: Diapsida  ⇒ Klade: Eosuchia  ⇒ Klade: Neodiapsida  ⇒ Klade: Sauria (Klade)  ⇒ Infraklasse: Archosauromorpha  ⇒ Klade: Archosauriformes  ⇒ ohne Rang: Crurotarsi  ⇒ Klade: Archosauria  ⇒ ohne Rang: Avemetatarsalia  ⇒ Klade: Ornithodira  ⇒ Klade: Dinosauromorpha  ⇒ Klade: Dinosauriformes  ⇒ Überordnung: Dinosauria  ⇒ Ordnung: Ornithischia  ⇒ Klade: Neornithischia  ⇒ ohne Rang: Cerapoda  ⇒ ohne Rang: Marginocephalia  ⇒ ohne Rang: Ceratopsia  ⇒ Infraordnung: Neoceratopsia  ⇒ ohne Rang: Coronosauria  ⇒ Überfamilie: Ceratopsoidea  ⇒ Familie: Ceratopsidae

Taxo­nomic seg­ment


This mentioned taxonomy is an attempt to make an conclusive assignment from the different classifications of various scientists. Because the taxonomy may change due to the latest investigative methods and other findings, our map is a guide only.

Name from

Corre­spond­ing author (Name, Year)

Marsh, 1891

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Lebenszeitraum in Million Jahren (Ma)

Start age: 66 Ma - End age: 66 Ma
Upper/Late Cretaceous
(Obere Kreide)

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Motility: actively mobile
Habit: ground dwelling
Environment: terrestrial


Compositon of the remains:


Reference- and Source indication, Literature

Next lower taxonomy level

On the same taxonomic level (siblings) (Count: 15)

Taxonomic assignment (2)

References by PBDB, License: CC BY

  • N. R. Longrich, 2014 - The horned dinosaurs Pentaceratops and Kosmoceratops from the upper Campanian of Alberta and implications for dinosaur biogeography - Cretaceous Research (51), 292-308 (journal article, English)
  • P. J. Currie, 2014 - Implications of finding a ceratopsian horncore in the Danek bonebed - Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences (51), 1034-1038 (journal article, English)
  • N. R. Longrich, 2012 - Torosaurus is not Triceratops: ontogeny in chasmosaurine ceratopsids as a case study in dinosaur taxonomy - PLoS ONE (7), e3262- (journal article, English)
  • A. A. Farke, 2007 - Cranial osteology and phylogenetic relationships of the chasmosaurine ceratopsid Torosaurus latus - Horns and Beaks: Ceratopsian and Ornithopod Dinosaurs (), 235-257 (book chapter, English)
  • C. W. Gilmore, 1946 - Reptilian fauna of the North Horn Formation of central Utah - United States Department of the Interior Geological Survey Professional Paper (210-C), 29-53 (journal article, )
  • O. C. Marsh, 1891 - Notice of new vertebrate fossils - The American Journal of Science, series 3 (42), 265-269 (journal article, )