Horned Dinosaurs

Several dinosaurs are known to have horns on their faces. Most of these dinosaurs are from the suborder Ceratopsia, which roughly translates to ‘horned face’ in Greek. These dinosaurs were herbivorous and used their horns to protect themselves from predators or compete with each other for courtship purposes.

However, these aren’t the only dinosaurs with horns, as there are other types of dinosaurs, like theropods and duck-billed dinosaurs, with horns protruding from their faces and heads.

Horned Dinosaurs

Different Types of Dinosaurs with Horns

Dinosaurs with One Horn

  • Monoclonius crassus
  • Bagaceratops rozhdestvenskyi
  • Ajkaceratops kozmai
  • Parasaurolophus walkeri
  • Vagaceratops irvinensis
  • Protoceratops andrewsi
  • Ischioceratops zhuchengensis
  • Avaceratops lammersi
  • Crittendenceratops krzyzanowskii

Dinosaurs with Two Horns

  • Carnotaurus sastrei
  • Ceratosaurus nasicornis
  • Nedoceratops hatcheri
  • Zuniceratops christopheri
  • Achelousaurus horneri
  • Furcatoceratops elucidans
  • Machairoceratops cronusi
  • Medusaceratops lokii
  • Menefeeceratops sealeyi
  • Nasutoceratops titusi
  • Yehuecauhceratops mudei

Dinosaurs with Three Horns

  • Triceratops horridus
  • Triceratops prorsus
  • Chasmosaurus belli
  • Agujaceratops mariscalensis
  • Anchiceratops ornatus
  • Arrhinoceratops brachyops
  • Bisticeratops froeseorum
  • Bravoceratops polyphemus
  • Chasmosaurus russelli
  • Coahuilaceratops magnacuerna
  • Eotriceratops xerinsularis
  • Judiceratops tigris
  • Mercuriceratops gemini
  • Ojoceratops fowleri
  • Regaliceratops peterhewsi
  • Sierraceratops turneri
  • Spiclypeus shipporum
  • Terminocavus sealeyi
  • Titanoceratops ouranos
  • Torosaurus latus
  • Torosaurus utahensis
  • Utahceratops gettyi
  • Turanoceratops tardabilis
  • Einiosaurus procurvicornis
  • Wendiceratops pinhornensis

Dinosaurs with Four Horns

  • Diabloceratops eatoni
  • Xenoceratops foremostensis
  • Albertaceratops nesmoi

Dinosaurs with Five Horns

  • Pentaceratops sternbergii
  • Centrosaurus apertus
  • Coronosaurus brinkmani
  • Spinops sternbergorum

Dinosaurs with More Than Five Horns

  • Kosmoceratops richardsoni (15 horns)
  • Sinoceratops zhuchengensis (10 horns)
  • Styracosaurus albertensis (ranges from 6 to more horns)


1. Which carnivorous dinosaurs have horns on their heads?

Theropods like Carnotaurus sastrei and Ceratosaurus nasicornis are carnivorous dinosaurs that have horns on their heads.

2. Which dinosaurs have horns on their noses?

Several dinosaur species, like Ceratosaurus nasicornis, Triceratops horridus, Centrosaurus apertus, etc., have horns on their noses.

3. Which dinosaurs have horns on the back of their heads?

Parasaurolophus walkeri has a curved horn protruding from the back of its head.

4. Which dinosaur has ‘devil-like’ horns on its head?

Diabloceratops eatoni has two horns on the top of its frill that could be called ‘devil-like.’

5. Which horned dinosaurs also have beaks?

Several dinosaurs with horns also have beaks, like Triceratops horridus, Centrosaurus apertus, Kosmoceratops richardsoni, Pentaceratops sternbergii, and Psittacosaurus mongoliensis.