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Archaeoceratops
by: Christian C., Grade: 2


Archaeoceratops was a relative of Triceratops. It was discovered by Chinese Paleontologist Dong Gi Ming in 2000. Archaeoceratops is 1 of 5 Ceratopsians found in China. Archeoceratops could be Microceratops or Chayongosaurus. Unlike horned Ceratopsians such as Triceratops and Zuniceratops, Archaeoceratops did not have true horns, insted this dinosaur had a making of a horn (as in a small bump) on its nose. Archaeoceratops is one the most well preserved dinosaurs. Its skeleton is intact and it had a perfect skull. An Archaeoceratops worst night mire is the giant Tyrannosaurus Bataar (Tarbosaurus.) Archaeoceratops has one the most unusual diets for Ceratopsians, plant and insects. Archaeoceratops and Chayongosaurus are so simalar that they may be the same species. But the jury is still out on that one. Archaeoceratops's closest relatives are Chayongosaurus and Microceratops. Archaeoceratops is from 2-4 feet long and 1-2 feet tall. Archaeoceratops means ''Ancent horned-face.'' Archaeoceratops may be the ancestor of Triceratops.


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