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Dinosaur Facts

Length: up to 6m
Diet: Herbivorous
Period: Late Cretaceous
Time Span: 74 Million Years Ago

Affordable, but none the less beautifully modelled Achelousaurus dinosaur model from CollectA. This Achelousaurus dinosaur toy is hand-painted and finely detailed. A great toy dinosaur to collect for any dinosaur fanatic!

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Achelousaurus is actually a Greek word which in English means Achelous Lizard. Pronounced as AH-kell-oo-SORE-us, this mammoth dino lived in the woodlands of now North America. This species thrived during the Late Cretaceous Period which was around 80 to 65 million years ago. Achelousaurus gets its name from Greek Mythology. Achelous was actually a river deity of Greeks. Myth says that Hercules tore off one of the horns of Achelous during a mythological fight. A fully-grown Achelousaurus would measure around 20 feet in length and weigh around 1 ton! The skull of a full-grown Achelousaurus measured around 5 feet in length. At 20 feet, the Achelousaurus could be rightly called as a medium-sized dinosaur that possessed bony knobs right above its eyes and had a large frill and despite the fact that this dino had really frightening horns, he was actually a gentle plant eater and never even bothered to even think about eating meat.

The fossils of the Achelousaurus were unearthed from the Two Medicine Formation. The Two Medicine Formation is nothing but a geological formation formed during the Late Cretaceous Period. Achelousaurus had a close relative known as Pachyrhinosaurus. Unlike the Pachyrhinosaurus, the Achelousaurus’ bony knobs right over its eyes were smaller. Achelousaurus also had close resemblance to another dinosaur named Einiosaurs from the Late Cretaceous Period that thrived in the woodlands of now North America. Scientists believe that the Achelousaurus represented the growth stage of either the Einiosaurs or Pachyrhinosaurus or it might have been the other way round.


Model Dimensions:
Length: 14.6cm
Height: 4.0cm

Suitable for ages:  3 plus


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