Zuniceratops was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived in North America
during the late
between about 93 and 89 million years ago.
It is the earliest known
with eyebrow horns, as being
the earliest known
Ceratopsians from North America.
Zuniceratops was discovered in
1996 by the son of Douglas G. Wolfe,
Christopher James Wolfe, who at the time was just 8 years old.
were found in the Moreno Hill Formation in
"Zuniceratops" means "Zuni horned face" - "Zuni" refers to a native American tribe that live nearby to where this dinosaur was first discovered.
Zuniceratops was a member of the Ornithischia ("bird-hipped") order of dinosaurs. What this means, is that although Zuniceratops was not closely related to birds, it did have similarly shaped pelvic bones.
Zuniceratops 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.
Zuniceratops lived between about 93 million years ago and 89 million years ago, during the late Cretaceous period.
Zuniceratops lived in North America.
Zuniceratops was a herbivore (plant-eater).
Zuniceratops was about 10 to 11 feet (3 to 3.4 meters) long.
Zuniceratops weighed about 220 to 330 pounds (100 to 150 kilograms).
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