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Scientific Classification
  Kingdom Animalia
  Phylum Chordata
  Class Sauropsida
  Superorder Dinosauria
  Order Ornithischia
  Suborder Cerapoda
  (unranked) Marginocephalia
  Infraorder Ceratopsia
  Family Ceratopsidae
  Subfamily Ceratopsinae
  Genus Eotriceratops
Eotriceratops was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived in the late Cretaceous period, about 68 million years ago, Its fossils were found in the Horseshoe Canyon Formation near Edmonton in Canada.

At the time of writing, Eotriceratops is known only from its skull, which was about 10 feet (3 meters) long. Estimates of the overall size of the animal vary from about 30 to 40 feet (9 to 12.2 meters).

Size comparison of Eotriceratops with Triceratops:

Size comparison of Eotriceratops with Triceratops

Comparison of skulls of Eotriceratops with Triceratops:

Size comparison of Eotriceratops with Triceratops


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Eotriceratops was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived about 68 million years ago

Eotriceratops was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived about 68 million years ago

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

  2. "Eotriceratops" means "dawn three-horned face"..

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

  4. Eotriceratops 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. Eotriceratops lived about 68 million years ago, during the late Cretaceous period.

  6. Eotriceratops lived in North America.

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

  8. Eotriceratops was somewhere between 30 and 40 feet (9 to 12.2 meters) long.

  9. Eotriceratops weighed about 13 tons.

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