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.

Key Facts

Diabloceratops pronunciationdee-ob-low-sarah-tops
What does Diabloceratops mean?‘diablo’ which means devil, and ‘ceratops’ meaning ‘horned-face’
Dinosaur typeCeratop
On the menuHerbivore
Length15’ (4.5 meters)
Height6’ (1.8  meters)
Weight2-3.000 lbs (900-1350 kg)
Life expectancyUnknown
Legs used to get aroundQuadrupedal
Estimated top speedAdult’s average speed was about 19.6 mph while the juveniles have 18.76 mph
When they livedAbout 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. 

Interesting Point

  • Small squat dinosaur with strong stamina.

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