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Would you like to know about the animals that existed during the Cretaceous of Mongolia? If so, then you will surely like to know about the Yamaceratops dorngobiensis, a dinosaur with fossils found in Asia, specifically the Cretaceous of Mongolia in the Javkhlant Formation. Formerly thought to have belonged to the Early Cretaceous Age, later the fossils pointed towards the Late Cretaceous Age. It's supposed to have been a herbivore that probably ate on native plants. P. J. Makovicky and M. A. Norell were the ones to describe the Yamaceratops dorngobiensis. The fossils of holotype IGM 100/1315 are mainly attributed to this genus found during excavations done in 2002 and 2003. In 2020, a specimen of a juvenile dinosaur was also added to the genus. 

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Scientific Name

Yamaceratops dorngobiensis

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Yamaceratops Interesting Facts

How do you pronounce 'Yamaceratops'?

The name of this dinosaur is pronounced as 'Yah-mah-seh-rah-tops'.

What type of dinosaur was a Yamaceratops?

The Yamaceratops was one of the primitive ceratopsian dinosaurs.

In which geological period did the Yamaceratops roam the Earth?

It roamed the Earth in the Late Cretaceous period.

When did the Yamaceratops become Extinct?

The Yamaceratops went extinct around 83.6 million years ago.

Where did Yamaceratops live?

This dinosaur lived in Asia and its fossils were found in the Javkhlant Formation of Mongolia. This herbivore was first thought to be from the Early Cretaceous period.

What was the Yamaceratopss' habitat?

These dinosaurs lived in a terrestrial habitat.

Who did the Yamaceratops live with?

It would have lived with other animals and dinosaurs that might have been present in the same area during the Late Cretaceous period.

How long did a Yamaceratops live?

We have no information about the lifespan of this dinosaur.

How did they reproduce?

It can be assumed, that like any other dinosaurs, the Yamaceratops would have also reproduced by laying eggs.

Yamaceratops Fun Facts

What did the Yamaceratops look like?

Yamaceratops dorngobiensis is one of those dinosaurs that we don't know much about. But, as it's thought to have been a primitive ceratopsian dinosaur, it would have had ceratopsian frills.

Yamaceratops help to learn about the primitive ceratopsian dinosaurs.
We've been unable to source an image of Yamaceratops and have used an image of Ankylosaurus instead. If you are able to provide us with a royalty-free image of Yamaceratops, we would be happy to credit you. Please contact us at [email protected].

How many bones did a Yamaceratops have?

We haven't been able to learn a lot about the bones of the dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous of Mongolia. So, there's no information about the exact number of bones. However, the fossils that were recovered pointed towards a frill and a partial skull. The fossils have helped scientists to learn more about the evolution of ceratopsian frills.

How did they communicate?

Like other dinosaurs, this dinosaur would have communicated by making sounds.

How big was the Yamaceratops?

As a primitive ceratopsian, we can assume that it would have been of a decent size. However, we can't assume it to have been the biggest of all dinosaurs.

How fast could a Yamaceratops move?

Their exact speed is unknown.

How much did a Yamaceratops weigh?

There's no information about the weight of this species.

What were the male and female names of the species?

There are no specific names for the male and female of this species.

What would you call a baby Yamaceratops?

Yamaceratops babies would be called hatchling or juvenile.

How aggressive were they?

We don't know how aggressive these dinosaurs might have been.

Did You Know…

The binomial name of this dinosaur is quite interesting as the genus name is taken from the Tibetan Buddhist deity, Yama, while the species name refers to the Gobi Desert.

Originally, a fossilized embryo inside a supposed ornithischian eggshell was thought to be of this genus, but later it was found out to be that of a bird.

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

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Written By
Moumita Dutta

<p>A content writer and editor with a passion for sports, Moumita has honed her skills in producing compelling match reports and stories about sporting heroes. She holds a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management, Calcutta University, alongside a postgraduate diploma in Sports Management.</p>

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