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Anchiceratops was about 20 feet (6 meters) long. It had two long horns above its eyes, and a shorter horn on its snout. Like other Ceratopsian dinosaurs, it head a bony neck frill, but Anchiceratops' neck frill is highly distinctive - it is rectangular in shape, and edged by large triangular bony projections ("epoccipitals").
Fossils of Anchiceratops have been found in both the United States and Canada. The first remains of the creature were found by the Red Deer River in Alberta, Canada by an expedition led by Barnum Brown in 1912. Barnum Brown named the animal in 1914 - its name means "near horned face" and was chosen in reference to Brown's belief that Anchiceratops was a transitional form closely related to Monoclonius and Triceratops.
Anchiceratops was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 78 to 70 million years ago
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