Aquilops

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Aquilops
Temporal range: Lower Cretaceous
109–104 mya
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Restored skull
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Aquilops

Aquilops is a small early Ceratopsian dinosaur from Montana, U.S.A.. It is from the Lower Cretaceous, about 109 to 104 million years ago (mya). This is 20 million years before the previous earliest known North American dinosaur of its type.[1]

The skull, which is the only part found, is smaller than a man's hand.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Farke, Andrew A. 2014. A ceratopsian dinosaur from the Lower Cretaceous of Western North America, and the biogeography of Neoceratopsia. PLOS One doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0112055 [1]
  2. BBC Earth. New horned dinosaur found in the US