(Griffin horned face).
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: G. morrisoni (type).
Size: Uncertain due to incomplete remains.
Known locations: Canada, Alberta - Milk River Formation.
Time period: Santonian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial right dentary (right lower jaw).
Gryphoceratops is something of an enigma since while it seems to be one of the oldest leptoceratopsids it also appears to have been one of the most advanced. Additionally while the type specimen is only that of a right lower jaw, Gryphoceratops may actually be the smallest leptoceratopsid. Another leptoceratopsid called Unescoceratops was also named at the same time as Gryphoceratops.
- New leptoceratopsids from the Upper Cretaceous of Alberta, Canada. Cretaceous Research 35(1):69-80. M. J. Ryan, D. C. Evans, P. J. Currie, C. M. Brown & D. Brinkman - 2012.