Ceratopsidae

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Synonyms for Ceratopsidae

American ceratopsian dinosaurs

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Unlike other, much larger ceratopsids of the time, Avaceratops had a frill -- a bone that projected back from the skull -- that was solid and fan-shaped.
It seems to have the general types of ornamentation that we see taken to even greater extremes in later ceratopsids," Huffington Post quoted David Evans, a paleontologist at the Royal Ontario Museum as saying.
While all ceratopsids have frills on the tops of their skulls, "Mojoceratops is the most ostentatious," Longrich said, adding that their frill is also the most heart-shaped of all the related species.
Ceratopsid bones normally are found in moist environments, but most Asian late Cretaceous fossils come from arid areas.
It marks the first evidence that the group, called ceratopsids, ever lived outside western North America.
Ceratopsids, which included triceratops, were four-legged rhino-like plant-eaters whose huge skulls bore three horns and distinctive bony frills.
The chasmosaurus hailed from a group of horned plant-eating dinosaurs called ceratopsids, who would usually cross rivers in herds but the old, sick and young were sometimes left behind, the New York Daily News reported.
Like other horned dinosaurs, or ceratopsids, it had a large bony plate behind its head which would have acted as a shield.
Of these, six species would have coexisted at any one time, including two types of ankylosaurs (tank-like armoured dinosaurs), two types of hadrosaurs (duck-billed dinosaurs), and two types of ceratopsids (horn-faced dinosaurs).
Ceratopsids and hadrosaurs, for instance, show more increases in size than decreases over time, according to Hunt.
The researchers found that hadrosaurs and ceratopsids, two groups of large-bodied, bulk-feeding herbivores-animals that did not feed selectively-may have experienced a decline in biodiversity in the 12 million years before the dinosaurs ultimately went extinct.