(Ancient horned face).
Named By: Héctor E. Rivera-Sylva, Eberhard Frey, Wolfgang Stinnesbeck, J. R. José RubénGuzmán-Gutiérrez & Arturo H.González-González - 2017.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Dinosauria, Ornithischia, Ceratopsidae, Centrosaurinae, Nasutoceratopsini.
Species: Y. mudei (type).
Size: Holotype roughly about 3 meters long.
Known locations: Mexico - Aguja Formation.
Time period: Campanian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial skull. Partial post cranial skeleton.
is a genus of ceratopsian
dinosaur that lived in North America during
the late Cretaceous. The holotype individual of Yehuecauhceratops
discovered in the Aguja Formation of Mexico, and in life is thought
to have been similar to nasutoceratopsine ceratopsian dinosaur genera
such as Nasutoceratops
Unfortunately because of the
lack of complete fossils for this genus, the only clear identifier
that Yehuecauhceratops is a distinct genus.
Yehuecauhceratops might have shared the same environment with other ceratopsian dinosaurs such as the genus Agujaceratops which is also known from the same formation. Yehuecauhceratops also possibly encountered ankylosaurs, hadrosaurs and dromaeosaurs.
- Mexican ceratopsids: Considerations on their diversity and evolution. - Journal of South American Earth Sciences. 75: 66–73. - Héctor E. Rivera-Sylva, Eberhard Frey, Wolfgang Stinnesbeck, J. R. José RubénGuzmán-Gutiérrez & Arturo H.González-González - 2017.