Name: Sierraceratops ‭(‬Sierra horned face‭)‬.
Phonetic: Se-er-rah-seh-rah-tops.
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)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
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.

       Sierraceratops 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.

Further reading
-‭ ‬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.


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