a dubious plant-eating ceratopsian dinosaur from the Late cretaceous of North America.
(Montana Horned Face)
is derived from the Greek "ceras" (horn) and "ops" (face).
The species epithet
, refers to its discovery in Montana.
The remains of Ceratops
were discovered in the Judith River Formation at Cow Creek Valley about 16km upstream of where the Judith River meets the Missouri River, by John Bell Hatcher on June 5th, 1888.
(USNM 2411) is an occipital condyle (the "knuckle" bone at the base of the skull that forms a joint with the first neck vertebrae), and a pair of horn cores.
: Late Cretaceous
: 80-73 mya
Est. max. length
Est. max. hip height
Est. max. weight
• Trexler, D. and Sweeney, F.G. (1995) "Preliminary work on a recently discovered ceratopsian (Dinosauria: Ceratopsidae) bonebed from the Judith River Formation of Montana suggests the remains are of Ceratops montanus
• Peter Dodson (1998) "The Horned Dinosaurs: a Natural History
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