Anchiceratops Dinosaur Facts

Dinosaur Jungle

Dinosaur Crosswords

Dinosaur Facts
   Amazing Dinosaurs
   Family Tree
   Life Span
   Living Dinosaurs?
      Triassic Period
      Jurassic Period
      Cretaceous Period
      African Dinosaurs
      Antarctic Dinosaurs
      Asian Dinosaurs
      Australian Dinosaurs
      European Dinosaurs
      Indian Dinosaurs
      N. American Dinosaurs
      S. American Dinosaurs

Dinosaur Jokes

Dinosaur Museums
   Australia Dinosaur Museums
   Canada Dinosaur Museums
   UK Dinosaur Museums
   USA Dinosaur Museums

Dinosaur Names

Dinosaur Pictures

Dinosaur Scientists
   Charles Darwin
   Mary Anning
   Sir Richard Owen
   More Dinosaur Scientists

Dinosaur Types
   Tyrannosaurus Rex
   More Dinosaur Types

Dinosaur Word Search

Other Prehistoric Animals
   Mammal-like Reptiles
   Meganeura Monyi
   Sea Scorpions
   Spiny Sharks
   More Prehistoric Animals

Dinosaur Links
   Dinosaur Coloring
   Dinosaur Hangman
   Dinosaurs News
   Dinosaurs Parks

Education - Math Downloads
   Fun With Figures
   Making Math More Fun
   Math Bingo
   Math Riddle Book
   Download Math eBooks

Education - Reading Downloads
   Child Learning Reading
   Dolch Sight Words
   Phonics Bingo
   Robot Reading Games
   Sight Word Bingo

Education - Science Downloads
   24 Hour Science Projects
   Super Science Fair Projects
   Download Science eBooks


Dinosaur Jungle   >   Dinosaur Names   >   Anchiceratops
Dinosaur Jungle   >   Dinosaur Types   >   Anchiceratops



Anchiceratops picture

Click here for more Anchiceratops Pictures

Scientific Classification
  Kingdom Animalia
  Phylum Chordata
  Class Sauropsida
  Superorder Dinosauria
  Order Ornithischia
  Suborder Cerapoda
  (unranked) Marginocephalia
  Infraorder Ceratopsia
  Family Ceratopsidae
  Subfamily Ceratopsinae
  Genus Anchiceratops
Anchiceratops was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived in the late Cretaceous period, about 78 and 70 million years ago,

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 Timeline:

Anchiceratops was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 78 to 70 million years ago

Anchiceratops was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 78 to 70 million years ago

Related Information & Resources

See Also

Anchiceratops Facts

Here is a summary of some of the key facts about Anchiceratops:
  1. Anchiceratops was a genus of dinosaur.

  2. "Anchiceratops" means "near horned face". This name was chosen by Barnum Brown in 1914.

  3. Anchiceratops was a member of the Ornithischia ("bird-hipped") order of dinosaurs. What this means, is that although Anchiceratops was not closely related to birds, it did have similarly shaped pelvic bones.

  4. Anchiceratops was a Ceratopsian - a member of a group of related herbivorous (plant-eating) dinosaurs with beaks, many of which had neck frills and horns as well.

  5. Anchiceratops lived between about 78 million years ago and 70 million years ago, during the late Cretaceous period.

  6. Anchiceratops lived in North America.

  7. Anchiceratops was a herbivore (plant-eater).

  8. Anchiceratops was about 20 feet (6 meters) long.

  9. Anchiceratops weighed about 2 tons.

Making Math More Fun - Math Games Package

Discuss This Page

Please feel free to post your comments:

Linking to This Page

We do hope that you find this site useful. We welcome people linking to this website or citing us.

The URL of this web page, is:

If you want to link to this web page from your own web site, you can use the following HTML code:

You are also very welcome to tell your friends about us on Facebook:
24 Hour Science Projects


Copyright © 2006-2018, Answers 2000 Limited

Disclosure: Our company's websites' content (including this website's content) includes advertisements for our own company's websites, products, and services, and for other organization's websites, products, and services. In the case of links to other organization's websites, our company may receive a payment, (1) if you purchase products or services, or (2) if you sign-up for third party offers, after following links from this website. Unless specifically otherwise stated, information about other organization's products and services, is based on information provided by that organization, the product/service vendor, and/or publicly available information - and should not be taken to mean that we have used the product/service in question. Additionally, our company's websites contain some adverts which we are paid to display, but whose content is not selected by us, such as Google AdSense ads. For more detailed information, please see Advertising/Endorsements Disclosures

Our sites use cookies, some of which may already be set on your computer. Use of our site constitutes consent for this. For details, please see Privacy.

Click privacy for information about our company's privacy, data collection and data retention policies, and your rights.

Contact Us   Privacy   Terms Of Use   Advertising/Endorsements Disclosures