Saturday, 18 July 2015

Creature 291: Microceratus gobiensis

I want one as a pet!

Microceratus gobiensis is a ceratopsian dinosaur commonly known as the microceratops.

When people think of ceratopsian dinosaurs they usually think of the Triceratops or the Styracosaurus. I find the microceratops so cool because it looks like a mini two legged version of the horned giants. Microceratops only grew to around two feet long and less than one foot tall.

Microceratops is one of the oldest ceratopsians living from around 127 to 66 million years ago . It lived in the area which is now central Asia.

The common name Microceratops used to also be the scientific name for the genus until it was discovered that this name was already taken by a genus of wasp.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
Order: Ornithischia
Genus: Microceratus
Species: Microceratus gobiensis

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