(Mercury horned face).
Named By: M. J. Ryan, D. C. Evans, P. J. Currie & M. A. Lowman - 2014.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Dinosauria, Ornithischia, Ceratopsia.
Species: M. gemini (type).
Size: Uncertain due to lack of remains, but comparison to Chasmosaurus suggests a length of about 4.5-4.8 meters long.
Known locations: Canada, Alberta - Dinosaur Park Formation. USA, Montana - Judith River Formation.
Time period: Campanian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Two partial squamosal bones.
Mercuriceratops is a genus of chasmosaurine ceratopsian dinosaur that lived in North America during the Cretaceous. Unfortunately not much is known for certain about Mercuriceratops, however, it has been speculated to have been comparable to Chasmosaurus in size.
- A new chasmosaurine from northern Laramidia expands fill disparity in ceratopsid dinosaurs. Naturwissenchaften 101:505-512. - M. J. Ryan, D. C. Evans, P. J. Currie & M. A. Lowman - 2014.