Name: Spiclypeus ‭(‬Spike shield‭)‬.
Phonetic: Spik-le-pe-us.
Named By: J.‭ ‬C.‭ ‬Mallon,‭ ‬C.‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Ott,‭ ‬P.‭ ‬L.‭ ‬Larson,‭ ‬E.‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Iuliano‭ & ‬D.‭ ‬C.‭ ‬Evans‭ ‬-‭ ‬2015.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Ornithischia,‭ ‬Ceratopsia,‭ ‬Chasmosaurinae.
Species: ‭ ‬S.‭ ‬shipporum‭ (‬type‭).
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Reconstructed skull length‭ ‬1.67‭ ‬meters.‭ ‬Total body length‭ ‬uncertain due to lack of remains but roughly estimated at‭ ‬4.5‭ ‬to‭ ‬6‭ ‬meters long.
Known locations: USA,‭ ‬Montana‭ ‬-‭ ‬Judith River Formation.
Time period: Campanisn of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial skull.

       Spiclypeus is a genus of ceratopsian dinosaur that lived in North America during the late Cretaceous.‭

Further reading
-‭ ‬Spiclypeus shipporum gen.‭ ‬et sp.‭ ‬nov.,‭ ‬a boldly audacious new chasmosaurine ceratopsid‭ (‬Dinosauria:‭ ‬Ornithischia‭) ‬from the Judith River Formation‭ (‬Upper Cretaceous:‭ ‬Campanian‭) ‬of Montana,‭ ‬USA.‭ ‬-‭ ‬PLoS ONE‭ ‬11‭(‬5‭)‬.‭ ‬-‭ ‬J.‭ ‬C.‭ ‬Mallon,‭ ‬C.‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Ott,‭ ‬P.‭ ‬L.‭ ‬Larson,‭ ‬E.‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Iuliano‭ & ‬D.‭ ‬C.‭ ‬Evans‭ ‬-‭ ‬2015.


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