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Temporal range: Upper Cretaceous, 76 - 75.5 mya
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Class: Sauropsida
Superorder: Dinosauria
Order: Ornithischia
Suborder: Cerapoda
Infraorder: Ceratopsia
Family: Ceratopsidae
Genus: Nasutoceratops
Sampson et al., 2013

Nasutoceratops is an extinct genus of ceratopsian dinosaur. It is a basal centrosaurine which lived during the late Cretaceous period (late Campanian, about 76.0-75.5 Ma). Nasutoceratops was a large, ground-dwelling, quadrupedal herbivore with a short-snout and unique rounded horns above its eyes that have been likened to those of modern cattle.

Size[change | change source]

Skeletal diagram showing known remains in white

The holotype skull is approximately 1.5 metres (4.9 ft) in length. Its body length is estimated at 4.5 metres (14.8 ft), its weight at 1.5 tonnes (1.7 short tons).[1][2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Paul, G.S., 2016, The Princeton Field Guide to Dinosaurs 2nd edition, Princeton University Press p 287.
  2. Sampson, S. D.; Lund, E. K.; Loewen, M. A.; Farke, A. A.; Clayton, K. E. (2013). "A remarkable short-snouted horned dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous (late Campanian) of southern Laramidia". Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 280 (1766): 20131186. doi:10.1098/rspb.2013.1186. PMC 3730592. PMID 23864598.  full text