Unescoceratops

Name: Unescoceratops ‭(‬UNESCO horned face‭)‬.
Phonetic: U-ness-coe-seh-rah-tops.
Named By: Michael J.‭ ‬Ryan,‭ ‬David C.‭ ‬Evans,‭ ‬Philip J.‭ ‬Currie,‭ ‬Caleb M.‭ ‬Brown‭ & ‬Don Brinkman‭ ‬-‭ ‬2012.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Ornithischia,‭ ‬Ceratopsia,‭ ‬Leptoceratopsidae.
Species: U.‭ ‬koppelhusae‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Uncertain but estimated to have been around‭ ‬2‭ ‬meters long.
Known locations: Canada,‭ ‬Alberta‭ ‬-‭ ‬Dinosaur Park Formation.
Time period: Campanian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial left dentary‭ (‬one of the lower jaw bones‭)‬.

       Initially shelved for not being diagnostic enough,‭ ‬Unescoceratops was finally named in‭ ‬2012.‭ ‬The name is derived from UNESCO,‭ ‬the United Nations Educational,‭ ‬Scientific and Cultural Organization.‭ ‬Unescoceratops is particularly noted for having some of the roundest teeth of all known leptoceratopsian dinosaurs.‭ ‬The paper that described Unescoceratops also including the description of another leptoceratopsid called Gryphoceratops.



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