Diabloceratops was a Ceratopsidae, a member of the subfamily Ceratopsidae. It was a medium-sized ceratop with a moderate build and has only been discovered in Utah, USA.
|What does Diabloceratops mean?||‘diablo’ which means devil, and ‘ceratops’ meaning ‘horned-face’|
|On the menu||Herbivore|
|Length||15’ (4.5 meters)|
|Height||6’ (1.8 meters)|
|Weight||2-3.000 lbs (900-1350 kg)|
|Legs used to get around||Quadrupedal|
|Estimated top speed||Adult’s average speed was about 19.6 mph while the juveniles have 18.76 mph|
|When they lived||About 80 million years ago|
|Where they have been found?||Utah, North America|
When & Where
Lived in the Late Cretaceous period, about 80 million years ago.
It was discovered in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and Wahweap Formation in Utah. It was described and named by James Ian Kirkland, American Paleontologist and Geologist and Donald Deblieux of the Utah Geological Survey.
Size & Weight
The length of Diabloceratop was around 15’ and its height was 6 ft and weighed around 2-3000 lbs (1.3 tons).
Mobility & Diet
Diabloceratop was a plant lover. Their diet consists of flowers, seeds, grasses, pine needles and leaves. They are thought to have been moderate to highly aggressive.
- Small squat dinosaur with strong stamina.
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