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Machairoceratops

muh-KYE-row-SAYR-ah-tops, “bent-sword horned face”

When scientists found the partial skull, horns, and spikes of Machairoceratops, they could tell that this was a new ceratopsian (SAYR-ah-TOP-seeun) species. Its discovery shows that strange horn and spike arrangements appeared early among ceratopsians.

Where:

Utah

How Long:

20 feet

What It Ate:

Plants

When:

77 million years ago

By: Dougal Dixon

Art by: Robert Squier

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