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Centrosaurus brinkmani, new ceratopsian



Ryan, M.R. and Russell, A.P. (2005). A new centrosaurine ceratopsid from the Oldman
Formation of Alberta and its implications for centrosaurine taxonomy and systematics. Can. J. Earth Sci. 42: 1369?1387.



Abstract: "_Centrosaurus brinkmani_ (sp. nov) is distinguished from _Centrosaurus apertus_ by key features of its cranial ornamentation, including the shape and orientation of the postorbital horn and parietal ornamentation at parietal locus 3, the shape of the parietal ornamentation at locus 2, and the possession of accessory parietal ossifications developed as short spines on the caudal parietal ramus. This species is restricted to the Oldman Formation of southern Alberta and is the oldest ceratopsid represented by diagnostic material in Canada. Phylogenetic analysis of the Centrosaurinae suggests that the development of spike-like ornamentation at the parietal locus 3 parietal locus is inversely related to the development of the P1 parietal ornamentation."