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Fast Facts

Type:‭ Ceratopsian Dinosaur

Diet: Herbivore.
Size: 7‭ ‬meters long.
Protection status: Extinct.
The fact that Albertaceratops has large and well developed brow horns on what is in essence a centrosaurine skull has led to the thinking that Albertaceratops is a basal centrosaurine ceratopsian.‭ ‬Later members of the group would develop considerably reduced brow horns.‭ ‬Albertaceratops had no nasal horn but instead had a bony growth on top of its snout,‭ ‬similar to that of Pachyrhinosaurus.‭ ‬The top of the frill has two small horns that strongly curve out to the sides.‭ ‬Additional remains from Montana once thought to belong to Albertaceratops have now been named Medusaceratops.

       The type species name of Albertaceratops,‭ ‬A.‭ ‬nesmoi,‭ ‬is based upon the name Cecil Nesmo,‭ ‬a rancher who in the past has aided fossil hunters.‭

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