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Zuniceratops is a small member of a group of dinosaurs called ceratopsians. It was about the size of a cow and lived during the Late Cretaceous.

Discovery

Zuniceratops was dicovered in 1996 in New Mexico by an eight year old boy named Christopher Wolfe and named in 1998.

Appearance

This dinosaur was superficially similar to later horned dinosaurs, such as Triceratops, but it was smaller in size, and only had two brow horns. It lived during the Middle to Late Cretaceous in North America, browsing on such plants like the ancient cycads. It probably was a herd animal as well.


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In The Media

This dinosaur is first featured in When Dinosaurs Roamed America film, in the early Cretaceous segment, where they were shown as prey for unidentifed dromaeosaurs.

In Pokemon series, Bastiodon is based on Zuniceratops.

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