Did You Know? 15 Incredible Breviceratops Facts


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The Breviceratops is a herbivorous dinosaur closely related to the Protoceratops. However, the Breviceratops were classified as a separate genus of their own. This herbivore existed during the late Cretaceous period in Asia. The first fossils of this animal were found here, and later as many as 11 specimens were found. Keep reading to know more about this dinosaur!

Breviceratops Interesting Facts

How do you pronounce 'Breviceratops'?

It is pronounced as 'Brave-e-sir-a-tops'. This was a generic name actually given to the animal, which meant 'short-horned face'.

What type of dinosaur was a Breviceratops?

The Breviceratops was a herbivore.

In which geological period did the Breviceratops roam the Earth?

These dinosaurs roamed the Earth during the Late Cretaceous age.

When did the Breviceratops become extinct?

These animals became extinct about 66 million years ago.

Where did Breviceratops live?

The dinosaur lived in Asia, particularly in what is now known as Mongolia. Their specimens were also found in the Nemegt Basin, Khulsan, and Gobi desert.

What was the Breviceratops's habitat?

The exact habitat of the Breviceratops is not known. Dinosaurs, in general, lived in forests, swamplands, and alongside rivers and streams.

Who did the Breviceratops live with?

Herbivorous dinosaurs were known to form social groups. However, the nature of the Breviceratops is not known.

How long did a Breviceratops live?

Breviceratops belonged to the Ceratopsia group of dinosaurs. Ceratopsia dinosaurs had a lifespan of 70-80 years.

How did they reproduce?

These animals reproduced by laying eggs. The number of eggs per batch is not known.

Breviceratops Fun Facts

What did the Breviceratops look like?

The specimens of this animal included a skull and lower jaws. Four teeth were also found on the maxillary fragment of a juvenile Breviceratops. Apart from this, some loose teeth were also found. The fossils implied that they had a horned face. Studies have shown that their front legs were shorter than the hind ones.

Breviceratops lived from 83.6 million years ago till 66 million years ago
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How many bones did a Breviceratops have?

Dinosaurs were said to have approximately 200 bones.

How did they communicate?

Dinosaurs usually communicate through sounds, sight, smell, touch, and gestures.

How big was the Breviceratops?

The Breviceratops was 0.8 ft (0.24 m) in length.

How fast could a Breviceratops move?

The speed at which a Breviceratops moved is not known.

How much did a Breviceratops weigh?

The weight of a Breviceratops has not yet been recorded.

What were the male and female names of the species?

The suffix 'saura' was used for a female dinosaur, while 'saurus' was used for males.

What would you call a baby Breviceratops?

Baby dinosaurs were called hatchlings or nestlings.

How aggressive were they?

This was a non-aggressive herbivore who did not prey on other animals.

Did You Know…

It is not known if the Breviceratops was a territorial animal. Some dinosaurs were known to be territorial. They were believed to act like any modern animal when it came to defending their territory.

These animals were not that colorful. The restoration images show that they might have been green-ish gray in color. The underpart of their belly was a light yellow or white color.

In 1990, Sergei Mikhailovich Kurzanov named this species. He came up with the name by combining two words 'brevis' and 'ceratopsia'. 'Brevis' means short in Latin. The latter word was the group of herbivores that these dinosaurs belonged to.

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