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Location
 Alberta, Canada
 77 million years ago

Mean atmospheric O2
 150% of modern level

Mean atmospheric CO2
 6x pre-industrial level

Mean temperature
 4C above modern level

Mesozoic Earth - An adult Albertaceratops compared to a modern adult White Rhinoceros; rhino; herbivores; cerapods; ceratopsidae; ceratopsids; Mesozoic; Cretaceous; scale reference - Natural History Illustration Geologic Time Scale

 Era: Mesozoic
  Period: Cretaceous
   Epoch: Late
    Age: Campanian

     
 

Albertaceratops & White Rhinoceros compared

An adult centrosaurine horned dinosaur of the genus Albertaceratops from 77 million years ago is compared to a modern adult White Rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum). The Albertaceratops is 6 and a half feet tall at the shoulder and weighs 4,500 pounds*, while the White Rhinoceros is 6 feet tall at the shoulder and weighs 7,000 pounds.

* Values are estimates only based upon available paleontological data.

 

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