Leptoceratops was a herbivore. It lived in the Late Cretaceous period and inhabited North America. Its fossils have been found in places such as Alberta (Canada), Wyoming and Alberta (Canada).

Quick facts about Leptoceratops:

  • Existed from 72.1 million years ago to 66 million years ago
  • Lived in a terrestrial habitat
  • Was a herbivore
  • Reproduced by laying eggs
  • 7 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

All the Leptoceratops illustrations below were collected from the internet. Enjoy and explore:

Leptoceratops was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • L. S. Russell. 1983. Evidence for an unconformity at the Scollard-Battle contact, Upper Cretaceous strata, Alberta. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 20(8):1219-1231
  • J. H. Ostrom. 1978. <i>Leptoceratops gracilis</i> from the "Lance" Formation of Wyoming. Journal of Paleontology 52(3):697-704
  • M. C. McKenna and J. D. Love. 1970. Local stratigraphic and tectonic significance of Leptoceratops, a Cretaceous dinosaur in the Pinyon Conglomerate, northwestern Wyoming. United States Geological Survey Professional Paper 700(D):D55-D61