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Leptoceratops Fact Sheet
Dinosaur/Paleontology Dictionary
NAME: Meaning - Leptoceratops means "slender horned face"
Pronounced - LEP-to-SAYR-ah-tops
Named By - Barnum Brown
When Named - 1914
DIET: Herbivore (plant-eater) - it ate low-lying plants.
SIZE: Length - 6.6 ft (2 m) long
Height - 2.5 ft (0.75 m) tall at the hips
Weight - 150 pounds (68 kg)
WHEN IT LIVED: Late Cretaceous period, about 68-65 million years ago
WHERE IT LIVED: Fossils have been found in Alberta, Canada, and Wyoming, USA, in North America.
FOSSILS: It is known from 5 skulls and some skeletal material.
  • Kingdom Animalia (animals)
  • Phylum Chordata (having a hollow nerve chord ending in a brain)
  • Class Archosauria (diapsids with socket-set teeth, etc.)
  • Order Ornithischia - bird-hipped dinosaurs
  • Family Ceratopsia (horned, frilled dinosaurs with beaks)
  • Genus Leptoceratops
  • Species gracilis (type species named by Brown, 1914)
Leptoceratops was a stocky dinosaur that had a large skull - there was a horn on its beaked snout.

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