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Scaniceratops

Temporal range: Late Cretaceous, 158–65.5 Ma

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Artist's impression of Triceratops.

Scientific classification

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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
clade: Dinosauria
Order: Ornithischia
clade: Marginocephalia
Suborder: Ceratopsia Marsh, 1890

This page is dedicated to a currently undescribed species of ceratopsid dinosaur in Sweden. Scaniaceratops is also the first ceratopsid discovered in Scandinavia and Europe, besides Leptoceratops.

DiscoveryEdit

Paleontologists in Kristianstad in Skåne, Sweden, discovered teeth from an unknown species of ceratopsid dinosaur.

PaleobiologyEdit

Scaniceratops supposedly lived during the Late Cretaceous period in southern Sweden. It is believed that the animal lived in herds, just like all other ceratopsians are supposed to have done. The animal might have been preyed on by Sweden's undescribed tyrannosaurid.

BiogeographyEdit

When the inland sea retreated Kristianstad became a small desert, this might have been where some of these animals lived, and were being hunted by animals such as Sweden's undescribed tyrannosaurid. It's possible it might also have lived in more temperate forests.

External linksEdit

  • [2] Sen Krita << Dinosaurier i Sverige!
  • [3] Dinosaurier tog vägen över Skåne (poddsändning)

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