Classification: Centrosaur

Styracosaurus (Wild Safari by Safari Ltd)

3.4 (9 votes)
A smaller, 20 foot relative of Triceratops, Styracosaurus lived about 10 million years earlier than its more famous ceratopsian cousin. The apt name, Styracosaurus (“spiked lizard”), refers to the elaborate spiked frill. It also bore a horn on its nose. It isn’t clear whether these large spikes were intended to ward off hungry predators or if they were exclusively for mating purposes.

Styracosaurus (World of History by Schleich)

1.9 (9 votes)
Review and photos by Nathan ‘Takama’ Morris, edited by amargasaurus cazaui and Suspsy
Hi everyone! You have heard of Styracosaurus, right? If so, then you’re likely a regular member of our community. If you’re not (I know I wasn’t when I first found this blog), then you may have read about it in many different dinosaur books over the years.

Styracosaurus Maquette by Sideshow Dinosauria

4.8 (6 votes)
Styracosaurus Maquette by Sideshow Dinosauria
Review by Scar, Photos by Jeremy Killian
There are aspects of this piece in creative interpretation which I absolutely adore, and others which I feel could have been improved upon.
Overall, I will credit SS for infusing this piece with personality. It’s not one individual aspect of the piece which serves this purpose, but the cumulative effort of the various facets, encompassing both sculpt and paint application in a marriage which results in a dinosaur that really comes alive upon close inspection.

Xenoceratops (Age of the Dinosaurs by PNSO)

4.1 (16 votes)

Xenoceratops, the “alien horned face,” is one of the oldest known ceratopsids and currently the only one to have been discovered in the Foremost Formation of Alberta, Canada. Its name derives from from that distinctness that its as opposed to the striking arrangement of horns on its skull.

Xenoceratops (CollectA)

4.2 (17 votes)
Review and photos by Bokisaurus, edited by Plesiosauria.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that CollectA has chosen yet another obscure species to join their expanding herd of ceratopsians. Meet Xenoceratops foremostensis – “alien horned-face”. Released as part of CollectA’s 2014 standard-sized figures, this late Cretaceous centrosaurine ceratopsian was first unearthed in 1958, but was just recently described as a new species.

Zhuchengtyrannus vs Sinoceratops (Favorite Co. Ltd)

4.8 (5 votes)
Review and photos by Triceratops83, edited by Suspsy
The Favorite Zhuchengtyrannus and Sinoceratops come packaged in a boxed set for the Fukui Dinosaur Museum in Japan. They are sculpted by Favorite’s premiere artist, Kazunari Araki. Both of these dinosaurs are only known from fragmentary remains, so the scale is a bit iffy, but they fit in well enough with other 1:40 figures (or possibly slightly smaller).
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