Utahceratops gettyi ("Getty's horned face from Utah") is part of Ceratopsia family. It was discovered on September 22, 2010 in the Appalachian Moutains. It lived in the Cretaceous period on a lone continent called Laramidia with another three-horned dinosaur called Kosmoceratops.


The holotype specimen UMNH VP 16784, consists of only a partial skull.


The genus name Utahceratops, means "horned face from Utah", and is derived from the state of Utah and Greek words "keras" (κέρας) meaning "horn" and "ops" (ὤψ) referring to the "face". The specific name gettyi, is derived from the name of Mike Getty, who discovered the holotype and has played a pivotal role in the recovery of fossils from the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (GSENM). It was first named by Scott D. Sampson, Mark A. Loewen, Andrew A. Farke, Eric M. Roberts, Catherine A. Forster, Joshua A. Smith and Alan L. Titus in 2010, and the type species is Utahceratops gettyi.

In popular culture

  • Utahceratops appeared on Dinosaur Train.



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