Microceratus

Microceratus

Pronunciation:
mike-row-ker-ah-tuss
Name meaning:
'tiny horned'
Microceratus
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Type of dinosaur:
ceratopsian
Length:
0.5m
Diet:
herbivorous herbivorous food icon
When it lived:
Late Cretaceous, 86-66 million years ago
Found in:
China, Mongolia

Microceratops is a nomen dubium (dubious name) - it is no longer considered a distinct dinosaur group. The only specimen is of a young dinosaur so we do not know how large the adults grew.

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy:
Dinosauria, Ornithischia, Genasauria, Cerapoda, Marginocephalia, Ceratopsia, Neoceratopsia, Coronosauria
Named by:
Bohlin (1953)
Type species:
gobiensis
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