Torosaurus, a Large Ceratopsian
Torosaurus walked the Earth during the late Cretaceous period. For a while this large frilled ceratopsian was believed to be a species of its own, then a mature Triceratops and once again, a species of its own. With a frilled skull that could reach up to 8.5 feet long, this herbivore made a name for itself with the unique structure of its frill but it is this frill that often leads to varying species classification. For some the sheer variety found in Triceratops skull structure still leaves a possibility that this creature could be a sampling of mature Triceratops. Regardless, for the purpose of today’s size comparison, Torosaurus will simply be Torosaurus.
The Numbers On Torosaurus!
The approximated length of Torosaurus is around 20 ft feet long.
An average length of around 20 feet is equal to:
The length of the largest Nile crocodile ever found.
The length of a great hammerhead shark.
Approximately the length of two Kodiak bears.
…and just for fun: equal to the length of 608 sugar ants.
Estimates of Torosaurus weight fall at around 7 short tons or 14,000 lbs.
14,000 lbs is equal to:
The weight of approximately 16 Galapagos tortoises.
The same weight as 318 king penguins.
The approximate weight of two large black rhinoceros.
…and just for fun: equal to the weight of 11,200,000 average goose feathers.
Current estimates put the height of Torosaurus at around 8 feet tall.
8 feet is equal to:
The approximate height of the now extinct giant bison.
The height of a dromedary camel.
The height of two Bengal tigers.
…and just for fun: equal to the height of 1573 pennies stacked on top of each other.
Regardless of what species this large Ceratopsian is, there is no doubt that you would be in for the run of your life if Torosaurus set its sights on you and charged!