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017--MONTANOCERATOPS CERORHYNCHUS

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MONTANOCERATOPS CERORHYNCHUS
"Nasal Horned Horn Face from Montana"
Sternberg, 1951
Length: 3m (9.8ft)
Weight: 140kg (308 lbs.)
Location: Montana, USA
Era: Maastrichtian age, upper Cretaceous (70 million years ago)

Classification:
Dinosauria
Ornithischia
Cerapoda
Marginocephalia
Ceratopsia
Neoceratopsia
Leptoceratopsidae

Notes:
Montanoceratops's specific name is a misnomer--while it was long believed that it sported a small horn on its nose (very unusual for a Leptoceratopsid), it is now known that this was a mistake. The lack of a complete skull led to misinterpreting the position of its rather normal cheek horn.
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