Diceratops

Diceratops Hatcheri

  • Pronounced: 

  • Diet:  Herbivore (Plant-Eater)

  • Name Means:  "two-horned face"

  • Length:  30 feet (9 m)

  • Height:  8 feet (2.7 m)

  • Weight:  12 tons (10,900 kilos)

  • Time:  Late Cretaceous - 68 MYA

Fossil remains for this Dinosaur have been found in Wyoming United States

This dinosaur was similar to Triceratops  in many ways. The main differences are that it had a small nose horn and some small holes in its frill. It was as big as Triceratops  so some scientists think it may have been a Triceratops  with a bone disease that made it look different.

Diceratops is the name given to a single skull found nearly a hundred years ago. It appears to be a Triceratops  but has unusual openings in its frill. It may be separate species, or a Triceratops  with a pathological cause for the holes in its frill. A 1996 study of the specimen concluded it is a valid genus, but that is still not universally accepted.



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