The Mystery of the Horned Dinosaur

By (author): Monique Keiran
ISBN 9781894974035
Hardcover | Publication Date: March 21, 2006
Book Dimensions: 10 in x 9.25 in
56 Pages
$9.95 CAD

About the Book

Pachyrhinosaurus follows two separate stories: the discovery of Pachyrhinosaurus fossils at Pipestone Creek in northwestern Alberta, and the story of a single Pachyrhinosaurus herd and the events that led to its abrupt demise 76 million years ago. Each story is compellingly told and accompanied by dynamic illustrations and photographs.

Pachyrhinosaurus, one of the rarest, least understood horned dinosaurs, lived during the second half of the Cretaceous Period, the last period in the 150-million-year Age of Dinosaurs. Pachyrhinosaurus was different in a striking way. Instead of the sweeping lances found on fossil Triceratops and Centrosaurus faces, gnarly platforms of bone covered Pachyrhinosaurus’s nose and eyebrows. These bony fossil shields gave the dinosaur its name: Pachyrhinosaurus means “thicknose reptile.”

About the Author(s)

Monique Keiran is a journalist, author, and editor with a lifelong interest in the environment and science. She has worked at the Royal Tyrrell Museum and other museums across North America and held editorial positions with the Entomological Society of British Columbia and Engineers and Geoscientists BC. She lives on Vancouver Island, where few dinosaur bones but many amazing fossils of plants, fish, marine reptiles, and other extinct sea critters have been found.