from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various herbivorous quadrupedal ornithischian dinosaurs of the suborder Ceratopsia of the late Jurassic and Cretaceous periods, having a bony frill covering the neck, a beaked mouth, and one or more horns on the head.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of or belonging to the Ceratopsia suborder of dinosaurs.
- n. Any member of this suborder
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. any of several four-footed herbivorous horned dinosaurs with enormous beaked skulls, of the late Cretaceous in North America and Mongolia.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of several four-footed herbivorous dinosaurs with enormous beaked skulls; of the late Cretaceous in North America and Mongolia
The fossils, found in Northwest Alberta, Canada, revealed a herd of so-called ceratopsian dinosaurs that perished together.
Canada, revealed a herd of so-called ceratopsian dinosaurs that perished together.
Coahuilaceratops is a chasmosaurine ceratopsid, often called a "ceratopsian" or "horned" dinosaur, and was almost certainly an herbivore.
So, here I am still excited by Limusaurus, the herbivorous ceratosaurid, and up pops a previously unknown form of the speciose ceratopsian genus Psittacosaurus (presently 10-11 valid species known), from the Cretaceous of Inner Mongolia.
In early 2008 Octavio Mateus published a name change in the genus of the ceratopsian Diceratops to Diceratus.
I spoke with Dr. Ukrainsky in an email what he meant by "Nedo" and this was his response: "Russian prefix "nedo" insufficiency sensu lato means, that this ceratopsian has lack: nasal horn absent."
We're calling it ART Evolved: Life's Time Capsule, and our first theme is ceratopsian dinosaurs.
Edit: I asked Dr. Ukrainsky in an email what he meant by "Nedo" and this was his response: "Russian prefix "nedo" insufficiency sensu lato means, that this ceratopsian has lack: nasal horn absent."
The ceratopsian name 'Diceratops' Lull, 1905 was preoccupied by a member of the Hymenoptera insects.
Thus, the original interpretation of the latter as a ceratopsian track might be correct, supporting early Aptian appearance of ceratopsians in North America.
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