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Hechos Rápidos
Peso1200 kilos
Longitud6 metros
Altura2 metros

Anchiceratops was an extinct genus of chasmosaurine ceratopsid dinosaur that lived in the Cretaceous period and inhabited North America. In 1912, it was discovered by an expedition from the American Museum of Natural History led by Barnum Brown along the Red Deer River in Alberta. The name means «near horned face” comes from the Greek words «anchi» meaning «near», «keras» meaning «horn», and «ops» meaning «face»

Anchiceratops  was a medium-sized ceratopsid quadrupedal herbivore just like other ceratopsids. It had a parrot-like beak, three horns on its face and a long frill extending from the back of its head. It had a single horn on its snout and two horns above the eyes. The neck frill was highly distinctive because of its rectangular shape and edged by large triangular bony projections. 

Anchiceratops was about 20 feet long.

¿Qué significa el nombre de Anchiceratops?

El nombre significa «cara de cuerno» viene de las palabras griegas «anchi» que significa «cerca», «keras» que significa «cuerno», y «ops» que significa «cara».

¿Cuándo vivieron los Anchiceratops?

Anchiceratops era un género extinto de dinosaurio chasmosaurino ceratopsid que vivió en el período cretáceo y habitó en América del Norte. 

¿Cuándo lo encontró Anchiceratops?

En 1912, fue descubierto por una expedición del Museo Americano de Historia Natural liderada por Barnum Brown a lo largo del río Red Deer en Alberta.

¿Dónde vivían?

¿Cuando vivían?

¿Cuál era su dieta?

¿Quién los descubrió?

¿Qué tipo de dinosaurios son?

¿Qué tipo de especies son?

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Hechos Divertidos

  • El nombre significa «cara con cuernos».
  • Se paró sobre cuatro patas.
  • Era un dinosaurio herbívoro.
  • El cuello tenía forma rectangular y estaba bordeado por grandes proyecciones óseas triangulares.

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