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<<pp. 54-57: _Turanoceratops tardabilis_ is referred to family
Ceratopidae (as Ceratopsidae), subfamily Centrosaurinae;
holotype is noted as TsNIGR museum #251/12457, a left
maxilla, with teeth, and anterior, dorsal, and posterior
portions broken away; referred material includes teeth,
predentary, the medial portion of parietal, squamosals,
nasal and supraorbital horn cores, braincase, vertebrae, and
probable distal portion of scapula>>
So there are genuine Ceratopids running around Asia? Weird! This really
puts a wrench into theories of where Ceratopids evolved; did
"Protoceratopids" migrate to North America, evolve into Ceratopids and then
migrate back? Or did Ceratopids evolve in Asia and migrate to North America
and become terribly successful, with only a few "Protoceratopids" migrating
with them, not evolving into anything? The second case, in my opinion, is
the better of the two; but then again, that's my opinion. I put
"Protoceratopidae" in quotes because I believe it to be paraphyletic. Also,
Has the pterosaur previously called _Ornithodesmus_ been renamed?
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