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meaning: "Ojo horned face - After the Ojo Alamo Formation"
Named By: Sullivan & Lucas in 2010
Time Period: Late Cretaceous, 68 Ma
Location: USA, New Mexico - Ojo Alamo Formation
Size: Estimated at up to 6 meters long
Diet: Herbivore
Fossil(s): Partial skull
Classification: | Chordata | Reptilia | Dinosauria | Ornithischia | Ceratopsia | Ceratopsidae | Chasmosaurinae | Triceratopsini |

Ojoceratops ( meaning "Ojo Alamo horned face") is a genus of ceratopsian dinosaur which lived in what is now New Mexico, United States. Ojoceratops fossils have been recovered from strata of the Ojo Alamo Formation (Naashoibito Member), dating to the late Cretaceous period (probably Maastrichtian age, 68 million years ago). The type species is Ojoceratops fowleri. It is very similar to its close relative Triceratops, though it is from an earlier time period and has a more squared-off frill. Nick Longrich, in 2011, noted that the squared-off frill is also found in some true Triceratops specimens and that Ojoceratops is probably a junior synonym of Triceratops, while Holtz (2010) noted that it is probably ancestral to Triceratops and possibly synonymous with the contemporary Eotriceratops. But however, it is its own species for now.

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