Sierraceratops turneri

Sierraceratops turneri is a newly identified species of dinosaur that roamed the ancient island continent of Laramidia about 72 million years ago. It had an ornate frill, short but massive brow horn and a 1.5 m long skull. Its estimated length is 4.6 meter.
The newly identified species belongs to a subfamily of ceratopsid dinosaurs called Chasmosaurinae. It is closely related to ceratopsid dinosaurs Bravoceratops and Coahuilaceratops. They are different from the ceratopsid groups whose habitats are confined the northern regions. This finding reveals that these endemic dinosaurs have lived in different parts of western North America during the Late Cretaceous Epoch.


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