Dionsaurs: the Anchiceratops and its three horns on its face

Dionsaurs: the Anchiceratops and its three horns on its face


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Anchiceratops Profile

Translation: Face with horns
Description: Herbivore, quadruped
Order: Ornithischia
Suborder: Marginocephalia
Infraorder: Ceratopsia
Neoceratopsia microorder
Family: Ceratopsidae
Height: 2.1 meters
Length: 4.9 meters
Weight: 1.2 tons
Period: Cretaceous higher

The Anchiceratops was a herbivorous dinosaur discovered in Alberta, Canada. Its enormous head was crowned by a large parrot-style beak and three horns, two above its eyes and one on its nose, while its shoulders were covered by a long bony frill.

The most peculiar thing about Anchiceratops was its tail, rectangular in shape with large and thick triangular bony protrusions on its edges (epoccipitals), some of them also found on the sides of its frill.

It was discovered by the American paleontologist Barnum Brown in 1914, considering it at the time as a transition between the Monoclonius and the Triceratops.

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