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Zuniceratops christopheri

Category:Complete
Taxonomy:Marginocephalia
Age:Late Cretaceous
Locality:Moreno Hill Formation, New Mexico, USA
Length:2.75 meters

Description

Zuniceratops is a Neoceratosian, not a real Ceratopsidae. It is the oldest Browhorned ceratopsian to this date and the oldest named american ceratopsian. Zuniceratops had prominent brow horns, but no nasal horn. Compared to the real Ceratopsidae it is relatively lightly build, yet it is bigger than its other Neoceratopsian relatives.


References

Wolfe, D.G. & J.I. Kirkland (1998). Zuniceratops christopheri n. gen & n.sp., a ceratopsian dinosaur from the Moreno Hill Formation (Cretaceous,Turonian) of west-central New Mexico. In Lucas, S.G. and Estep, J.W. (eds.). Lower and Middle Cretaceous Ecosystems. New Mexico Mus. Nat. Hist. Sci. Bull. 14: Pp. 303-317.

Wolfe, D.G. (2000). New information on the skull of Zuniceratops christopheri, a neoceratopsian dinosaur from the Cretaceous Moreno Hill Formation, New Mexico. In: Lucas, S.G. and Estep, J.W. (eds.). Dinosaurs of New Mexico. New Mexico Mus. Nat. Hist. Sci. Bull: 17. Pp. 93-94.


Prices

Zuniceratops mounted
13500 EUR   (Convert)
Zuniceratops unmounted
7700 EUR   (Convert)

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