Microceratops

About Microceratops

Microceratops is the smallest known ceratops, or horned dinosaur. It lived around 70 million years ago in Asia. Microceratops was discovered in 1953 in Mongolia. Subsequently, additional fossils have been found in Mongolia and also in China. Microceratops was both small and lightly built. This probably made Microceratops very agile and fast. Microceratops' back legs were longer than its front legs, allowing it to balance and hop on the hind legs when needed. Microceratops did not have any horns, but it did have the obvious head frill so common with horned dinosaurs.
What is this dinosaur’s name?
Microceratops
How do I pronounce Microceratops?
My-croe-serra-tops
What does the name Microceratops mean?
Tiny Horned-Face
How long was Microceratops?
2.50 feet 0.80 meters
How heavy was Microceratops?
22.00 pounds 10.00 kilograms
What dinosaur class was Microceratops assigned to?
Ceratopsia
What did Microceratops eat?
Plants
How many years ago did Microceratops live?
70,000,000 Years Ago
In what period did Microceratops live?
Late Cretaceous
Where did Microceratops live?
China, Mongolia
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Microceratops's Time

155,000,000
Years Ago

Microceratops Map

Microceratops's size

0 kg
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