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Period of life:
75 MYA
Era/period:
Cretaceous
Habitat:
North America
Length:
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Nasutoceratops, a horned dinosaur from prehistoric American Utah, is considered one of the most interesting discoveries of 2013. Its name comes from the Latin word "nosed" and the ancient Greek phrase "horned muzzle".
This horned herbivorous dinosaur moved on four thick legs, and the hind ones were inferior in length to the front ones. Although the nasutoceratops did not have outstanding speed qualities, its horns were a serious threat to predators. The presence of pneumatic elements in the nasal bones of Nasutoceratops is a unique feature and is unknown in any other ceratopsid.
The plateau where these dinosaurs lived more than 75 million years ago was an ancient floodplain dominated by large canals and abundant swampy peat bogs, ponds and lakes and bordered on highlands. This formation of ancient America contains the most complete and continuous paleontological record of Late Cretaceous life on Earth.