Styracosaurus is one of the more popular genera of ceratopsians, a group of dinosaurs famous for their striking skull horns and frills. Styracosaurus had long horns sticking out of its frill, with a singular large nose horn, differentiating it from other ceratopsids. First described by Lawrence Lamb in 1913, it lived around 75.5 to 75 million years ago in the Cretaceous period. Its remains have been found in Alberta, Canada as well as the states of Montana and Arizona.
Styracosaurus has made numerous appearances throughout the Jurassic Park franchise. Its featured in many video games including Jurassic Park: Warpath, Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis, and Jurassic Park 3: Park Builder. It also was a species that existed in Michael Crichton‘s novel as a dinosaur on the park tour. However, it wasn’t part of the film canon until the Dinosaur Protection Group viral marketing campaign came into existence before Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom came out. To be more precise, an image listing various dinosaur species against the shape of Isla Nublar. We still don’t know where exactly on Isla Nublar the Styracosaurus was located. It appeared in the Jurassic Park comics and was made into a toy by Mattel as part of the Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom line. The dinosaur was also featured in the 2018 video game Jurassic World: Evolution.