National Geographic : 1942 Feb
© National Geographic Society Painting byCharles R.Knight Six Feet of Head, Horns, Spines, and Collar Look Ferocious, But on the Mild-mannered Crowned Lizard ItWas All Bluff Even the formidable beak of the Styracosaurus was used only to cut foliage. The beast was a vegetarian and a landlubber. Safer was theupright Parasaurolophus (pair at right). When danger threatened on land, this dinosaur could take to the water, wading or swimming to safety. The bony growth from theback ofitshead was a singular feature. For food this reptile gathered soft, moist marsh plants in its ducklike bill.