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Microceratops

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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.

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Pronounced
mike-row-ker-ah-tops
Meaning of name
tiny horned face Aral lizard
Length
estimated  0.5m
Diet
herbivorous
When it lived
Late Cretaceous
(86 - 66 million years ago)
Found in
Peoples Republic of China, Mongolia

Taxonomic details

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