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Synonyms for Ceratopsidae

American ceratopsian dinosaurs

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The discovery of this ceratopsid tooth could help improve that understanding.
The open-access paper, titled "The first reported ceratopsid dinosaur from eastern North America (Owl Creek Formation, Upper Cretaceous, Mississippi, USA)," was published online Tuesday.
Therefore, if this is indeed a track made by a Ceratopsid, then the temporal gap between Ceratopsid body fossils and traces is very large.
We prefer a conservative approach suggesting that this track was made by a very large Neoceratopsian rather than a member of the Ceratopsid and that this track is a clue that new neoceratopsian taxa remain to be discovered within the enormous geographic area bridging Asia and North America.
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.
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.
Se dividen en tres familias: Psittacosaurids, como el Psittacosaurus; Protoceratopsids, como el Protoceratops y el Leptoceratops, y los Ceratopsids, que se dividen en dos subfamilias: los Ceratopsins--o ceratopsidos de collar corto, como el Avaceratops, Brachyceratops, Monoclonius, Pachyrhinosaurus, Styracosaurus y el celebre Triceratops--y los Centrosaurins --o ceratopsidos de collar grande, como " el Anchiceratops, Chasmosaurus, Pentaceratops y el Torosaurus.
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.