|Named By:||X. Xu, P. J. Makovicky, X. Wang, M. A. Norell & H. You in2002|
|Time Period:||Early Cretaceous, 130 Ma|
|Location:||China, Liaoning Province - Yixian Formation|
|Size:||Holotype skull is 154 millimetres long|
|Fossil(s):||Holotype is of an almost complete skull, partial skulls of two juvenile individuals also known|
|Classification:||| Chordata | Reptilia | Dinosauria | Ornithischia | Cerapoda | Ceratopsia ||
Liaoceratops, meaning "Liao Horned Face", is a ceratopsian dinosaur believed to be an early relative of the horned ceratopsids. It lived in the early Cretaceous, some 130 million years ago. It was discovered in China by a team of American and Chinese scientists. Liaoceratops was much smaller than its later relatives, but offers a glimpse into the early evolution of this group of dinosaurs.