Leptoceratops

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Leptoceratops
Temporal range: Late Cretaceous, 66.8–66 Ma
Leptoceratopsidae - Leptoceratops.JPG
Fossils at the Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Dinosauria
Order: Ornithischia
Family: Leptoceratopsidae
Genus: Leptoceratops
Brown, 1914
Species:
L. gracilis
Binomial name
Leptoceratops gracilis
Brown, 1914

Leptoceratops (meaning "slender horned face") was a stocky ceratopsian dinosaur that had a large skull are there was a horn on its beaked snout. It is known from five skulls and some skeletal material. Leptoceratops are during in the Upper Cretaceous, about 68–65 million years ago. Fossils have been found in Alberta, Canada, and Wyoming, in North America.


Skeletal restoration