(Sierra horned face).
Named By: S. G. Dalman, S. G. Lucas, S. E Jasinski & N. R. Longrich - 2022.
Classification: Chordata, Dinosauria, Ornithischia, Ceratopsia, Ceratopsidae, Chasmosaurinae.
Species: S. turneri (type).
Size: Skull under 2 meters long. Full body length estimated at about 4.5 meters long.
Known locations: USA, New Mexico - Hall Lake Formation.
Time period: Campanian-Maastrichtian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial skull and post cranial skeleton.
is a genus of ceratopsian
dinosaur that lived in North America during
the late Cretaceous. Sierraceratops is also
considered to have been a
chasmosaurine ceratopsian, the kind noted for having proportionately
larger neck frills than other ceratopsian types.
- The ceratopsian Torosaurus from the Upper Cretaceous McRae Formation, Sierra County, New Mexico, by S. G. Lucas, G. H. Mark & J. W. Estep. In, New Mexico Geological Society Guidebook, 49th Field Conference, Las Cruces County Il. p. 223-227. - 1998.
- Sierraceratops turneri, a new chasmosaurine ceratopsid from the Hall Lake Formation (Upper Cretaceous) of south-central New Mexico. - Cretaceous Research. 130: Article 105034. - S. G. Dalman, S. G. Lucas, S. E Jasinski & N. R. Longrich - 2022.