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Unescoceratops belongs to the family of leptoceratopsid ceratopsian dinosaurs which had been lived in the Campanian age of late Cretaceous period, over 76.5-75 million years ago. The fossil remains were discovered in Canada, Alberta - Dinosaur Park Formation. This herbivore species comes under the classification of Chordata, Reptilia, Dinosauria, Ornithischia, Ceratopsia, Leptoceratopsidae.

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The species was named by Michael J. Ryan, David C. Evans, ?Philip J. Currie, Caleb M. Brown & Don Brinkman in 2012. The preserved holotype, TMP 95.12.6 is the known part of collection that consists of a Partial left dentary one of the lower jaw bones). The skeletal structure, length and weight of Unescoceratops still remain unpredicted due to the incomplete remains, but very roughly estimated to be about 2 meters long, weighing less than 91 kilograms.

The teeth of Unescoceratops were the roundest of all leptoceratopsids. On examining close at its dental arrangement, it has been revealed that these small species were generally restricted to feeding on vegetation at, or below the height of 1 meter.

Unescoceratops facts:

Unescoceratops (U-ness-coe-seh-rah-tops).

Time period:

Coniacian of the Cretaceous.

Fossil representation:

Partial left dentary? (?one of the lower jaw bones?)?..