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Mercuriceratops gemini
Mercuriceratops gemini, a ceratopsid dinosaur that lived during the Late Cretaceous period, approximately 78 million years ago. This fascinating dinosaur is known for its distinctive appearance and is characterized by several unique features that distinguish it from other members of its family, the ceratopsids.

One of the most prominent features of the Mercuriceratops gemini is its skull, which features a series of well-developed horns and ridges. On the top of its head, just above its eyes, it had two short, pointed horns that pointed forward. Also, on the back of its head, it had a small bony crest that made it look even more impressive.

The eyes of Mercuriceratops gemini were arranged laterally on its head, giving it a wide field of vision to detect possible predators or prey. Its mouth was equipped with a sharp horny beak, perfect for tearing up the plants and vegetation that made up its main diet. Like most ceratopsids, it is likely that it was a herbivore that fed on ferns, conifers and other plants of the time.

In terms of its size, Mercuriceratops gemini was a relatively small dinosaur compared to other ceratopsians. It is estimated that it reached a length of around 5 meters and a weight of 1500 kg. Its body was stocky and supported by short but strong legs, suggesting that it was a quadrupedal dinosaur.

This dinosaur lived in what is now North America, specifically in the region we know today as Montana, United States. It is believed that it lived in an environment that included grassland landscapes and forested areas, which provided a suitable habitat for feeding.

Approximate measurements of the Mercuriceratops:
  • Scale 1:35 - 110 mm
  • Base on two pieces