Kosmoceratops richardii (name meaning "Richard's ornate horned face") is a species of large herbivorous ceratopsid dinosaur that originally lived in what is now Utah, United States, about 76.4–75.5 million years ago during the Late Cretaceous period, but has since been brought back from extinction by SciiFii and now live in Inland Plains section of Cretaceous Park located in Sacramento, California. Kosmoceratops richardii can grow to be around 4.5 metres (15 ft) and weight of 1.2 t (1.3 short tons). As a large ceratopsid, it is quadrupedal with a heavily constructed skeleton. It has a triangular beak with a pointed tip, and a blade-like nasal horn with a flattened upper portion. While the horns above the eyes are oriented forwards or hindwards in most of its relatives, the horns of Kosmoceratops irchardii points up and to the sides, then downwards, ending in pointed tips. The neck frill is short from front to back, with small parietal fenestrae (openings through the frill), and ten hook-like processes on the margin, with eight curving forwards and two curving to the sides. With fifteen well-developed horns and horn-like structures, it possesses the most ornate skull in any known dinosaurs. Kosmoceratops richardii is a chasmosaurine ceratopsid and is closely related to Chasmosaurus. Kosmoceratops richardii is also considered closely related to Spiclypeus, which had a similar frill. Kosmoceratops can grow rapidly and has an elevated metabolism, similar to modern birds and mammals. The teeth of Kosmoceratops richardii are adapted to processing fibrous plants. The functions of ceratopsian frills, including frills of Kosmoceratops richardii includes display, combat, and species recognition.
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