|Named By:||Dong & Azuma in 1997|
|Time Period:||Early Cretaceous, 125 Ma|
|Location:||China - Gansu Province|
|Size:||Up to about 90 centimetres long|
|Fossil(s):||Two individual specimens including a skull and partial post cranial remains|
|Classification:||| Chordata | Reptilia | Dinosauria | Ornithischia | Ceratopsia | Archaeoceratopsidae ||
Archaeoceratops, meaning "ancient horned face", is a genus of basal neoceratopsian dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous (Aptian stage) of north central China. It appears to have been bipedal and quite small (about 1 meter long) with a comparatively large head. Unlike many later ceratopsians it had no horns, possessing only a small bony frill projecting from the back of its head.