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meaning: "Small horned"
Named By: O. Mateus in 2008
Time Period: Late Cretaceous, 90 Ma
Location: Mongolia
Size: Roughly about 60 centimetres long
Diet: Herbivore
Fossil(s): Partial remains
Classification: | Chordata | Reptilia | Dinosauria | Ornithischia | Ceratopsia | Neoceratopsia |
Also known as: | Microceratops gobiensis |

Microceratus (meaning "small-horned") is a genus of small ceratopsian dinosaur that lived in the Cretaceous period in Asia. It walked on two legs, had short front arms, a characteristic ceratopsian frill and beak-like mouth, and was around 2 feet (0.6 m) long. It was one of the first ceratopsians, or horned dinosaurs, along with Psittacosaurus in Mongolia.

The type species, Microceratops gobiensis, was first described by Bohlin in 1953. However, the generic name was already preoccupied by an ichneumon wasp (subfamily Gelinae) with the same name. Though much of the material has since been reassigned to the genus Graciliceratops, a replacement name Microceratus was created by Mateus in 2008 for the type specimen.

Read more about Microceratus at Wikipedia
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