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Kulceratops or Kulceratops kulensis is a dinosaur of ceratopsian suborder. A single jaw fossil and lack of ample evidence made it difficult for researchers to decipher its exact genus. Kulceratops kulensis is also known as the nomen dubium or dubious genus. This dinosaur belonged to the Early Cretaceous period and roamed until the late Albian stage as being one of the very few ceratopsians from this era.

Fun Kulceratops Facts For Kids

What did they prey on?

Ferns, cycads, conifers

What did they eat?


Average litter size?


How much did they weigh?

17 lb (7.5 kg)

How long were they?

3 ft (1 m)

How tall were they?


What did they look like?

Horned face and scales

Skin Type

Alligator-like scales

What were their main threats?

Asteroid impact

Where were they found?

Dry plains and forested areas


Karakalpakstan in Uzbekistan









Scientific Name

Kulceratops kulensis

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Kulceratops Interesting Facts

How do you pronounce 'Kulceratops'?

This genus is pronounced as 'Kul-seh-rah-tops'.

What type of dinosaur was a Kulceratops?

Kulceratops was a ceratopsian dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous, with its name directly translating to 'horned face', which means this dubious genus had the uniquely signature horns of the ceratopsian suborder.

In which geological period did the Kulceratops roam the Earth?

The late Jurassic period saw its first ceratopsians such as Yinlong downsi. Kulceratops was one of the few ceratopsians roaming across the Earth from the Early Cretaceous age through the late Albian stage.

When did the Kulceratops become Extinct?

Ceratopsian dinosaurs are known to roam the planet in the Early Cretaceous stage of the Mesozoic era. Different ceratopsian species from different genera took over the regions across North America, Europe, and Asia, but the mass extinction around 66 million years ago took over the last species of the ceratopsian dinosaur roaming the planet.

Where did a Kulceratops live?

Kulceratops fossils were obtained from Khodzhakul Formation in the Karakalpakstan region of Uzbekistan, which was supposedly its residing place as well.

What was a Kulceratops's habitat?

Ceratopsian dinosaurs are known to inhabit plain drylands. Kulceratops, just like its familial species, lived in dry plains surrounded by forested areas of tall grasses.

Who did a Kulceratops live with?

Kulceratops is said to have lived alongside Gilmoreosaurus, Troodon, Asiaceratops, and an unnamed Therizinosauroid.

How long did a Kulceratops live?

Researchers could not identify the estimated age of a Kulceratops.

How did they reproduce?

Ceratopsian dinosaurs are known to be oviparous. Therefore, Kulceratops also reproduced by laying eggs.

Kulceratops Fun Facts

What did a Kulceratops look like?

Kulceratops belong to the ceratopsian suborder. This genus is known to have features distinctive from other long-necked and non-avian dinosaurs. Kulceratops are known for their unique head shape built with long horns and a parrot-like beak, which they used following a herbivore diet. It is unknown how strong their teeth were.

Kulceratops facts are compiled from its scarce remains found in Asia.


How many bones did a Kulceratops have?

Estimating the number of bones in Kulceratops was nearly impossible for paleontologists as the only fossils attained from the Early Cretaceous period were a maxilla (jaw bone) and tooth fragments.

How did they communicate?

Communication medium among Kulceratops is still a matter of research among paleontologists.

How big was a Kulceratops?

Paleontologists managed to study limited Kulceratops fossils and draw comparisons with other ceratopsians, leading them to estimate a length of 3 ft (1 m) and 17 lb (7.5 kg) weight. Kulceratops were extremely small for a ceratopsian considering the size of its famous family member's size; the Triceratops was 30 ft (9 m) long.

How fast could a Kulceratops move?

Kulceratops' moving speed is still a mystery for researchers.

How much did a Kulceratops weigh?

Kulceratops were estimated to weigh 17 lb (7.5 kg).

What were the male and female names of the species?

Limited fossils of this dubious genus did not allow paleontologists to explore, find or label male and female species of Kulceratops separately.

What would you call a baby Kulceratops?

There are no specific names for a baby Kulceratops.

What did they eat?

Unlike a meat-eater dinosaur, Kulceratops did not have gigantic jaws to tear apart other dinosaurs or mammals. Instead, Kulceratops followed a herbivore diet due to their unique beak-shaped nose, only allowing them to gently bite on conifer needles, leaves, ferns, and cycads.

How aggressive were they?

Kulceratops, like any other ceratopsian dinosaur, were not extremely aggressive, but possible threats and fear of predation often led them to get in a truce with other species.

Did You Know...

The Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction caused around 66 million years ago was the reason behind the complete extinction of ceratopsians with the end of its last species Triceratops.

Kulceratops kulensis was named in the year 1995 by Lev Alexandrovich Nesov.

*We've been unable to source an image of Kulceratops and have used an image of Triceratops instead. If you are able to provide us with a royalty-free image of Kulceratops, we would be happy to credit you. Please contact us at [email protected].

**We've been unable to source an image of Kulceratops and have used an image of Triceratops instead. If you are able to provide us with a royalty-free image of Kulceratops, we would be happy to credit you. Please contact us at [email protected].

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Moumita Dutta

Moumita is a multilingual content writer and editor. She has a PostGraduate Diploma in sports management, which enhanced her sports journalism skills, as well as a degree in journalism and mass communication. She's good at writing about sports and sporting heroes. Moumita has worked with many soccer teams and produced match reports, and sports is her primary passion.

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