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Period of life:
90 MYA
Era/period:
Cretaceous
Habitat:
China and Mongolia (Central Asia)
Length:
0,6 m
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Microceratus is a genus of small ceratopsian dinosaur that lived in the Cretaceous period in Asia and was first discovered in 1953 in the Gobi Desert in Mongolia. As the most small members of the ceratops family, less than a meter high, microceratops were fragile in build, but moved quite quickly, and exclusively on their hind legs. They fed almost certainly on all four limbs and at the same time kept alert all the time, and at the slightest sign of danger they jumped to their feet and let loose. On the back of their heads, they had a bone shield characteristic of this family of dinosaurs, and its mouth resembled a beak. Microceratus was probably the smallest ceratopsian that ever existed on the planet. However, it must be borne in mind that Microceratops was described on the basis of a very limited set of fossil remains: hind limbs, partly a skull with a beak and a frill of bone. So, there's still a lot we don't know about this dinosaur.