This is a 'five-horned face' dinosaur, or as the eggheads call it, a Pentaceratops. A herbivore... scientist talk again. Plant-eater to the rest of us. Or at least me.

- Cabot Finch

Pentaceratops is a genus of ceratopsian dinosaur that originated from Late Cretaceous North America. Pentaceratops is first unlocked by the Hammond Foundation through expeditions available on Isla Sorna.

Description Edit

Penta Alpine


Penta Coastal


Penta Woodland


Penta Wetland


Penta Steppe


Pentaceratops has a huge frill crowned with bony growths and three large horns; one on its snout and two above its eyes.

The base genome is a rusty brown with dark blue or purple on its frill.

Behaviour Edit

Pentaceratops is less social than other ceratopsians, preferring only a small group of its own kind and few other dinosaur species. It is best kept by itself.

Paleontology Edit

Pentaceratops is a relative of Chasmosaurus and has a similar kite shaped frill. It was discovered in the Kirtland Formation in New Mexico in 1923 and lived alongside Parasaurolophus, Pachycephalosaurus and the tyrannosaur Bistahieversor. Interestingly, the Kirtland Formation did not have many species of flowering plants and instead older plant types from the Mesozoic such as cycads and ferns still dominated.

Trivia Edit

  • Despite its name, Pentaceratops only had three horns instead of five. It got its name from the prominent growths on its cheeks that were initially mistaken for horns.

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