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Ceratopsid Semantics



On Thursday, February 22, 2001, at 04:50 AM, dachande wrote:

Microceratops- China, Mongolia
Protoceratops- China, Mongolia
Bagaceratops- Mongolia
Breviceratops- Mongolia
Udanoceratops- Mongolia
 
     As far as I know, these are the only other ceratopsids that where found outside of North America

None of the above animals are ceratopsids in a strict sense.

It is important to note that "ceratopsid" refers specifically to the clade "Ceratopsidae", of which protoceratopsids (Protoceratopsidae) are not part.

Thanks to Alessandro Marisa for such an informative answer.



John Conway, Palaeoartist

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