†family Protoceratopsidae Granger and Gregory 1923 (ornithischian)

Reptilia - Neornithischia - Protoceratopsidae

Alternative spellings: Protoceratopidae, Protoceratopsinae

Full reference: W. Granger and W. K. Gregory. 1923. Protoceratops andrewsi, a pre-ceratopsian dinosaur from Mongolia, with an appendix on the structural relationships of the Protoceratops beds. American Museum Novitates 72:1-9

Parent taxon: Neoceratopsia according to O. Lambert et al. 2001

See also Bakker 1986, Bohlin 1953, Brown and Schlaikjer 1942, Butler et al. 2008, Carroll 1988, Chinnery 2004, Chinnery and Weishampel 1998, Cooper 1985, Dodson 1990, Dodson 1997, Dodson and Currie 1990, Gregory and Mook 1925, Huene 1934, Huene 1934, Huene 1948, Huene 1950, Huene 1959, Kuhn 1946, Kuhn 1964, Kuhn 1966, Lull 1933, Makovicky 2001, Maryanska and Osmólska 1975, Maryanska and Osmólska 1985, McIntosh 1981, Nessov 1995, Norman 1984, Ostrom 1980, Ostrom and Wellnhofer 1986, Ott 2007, Parsch 1963, Romer 1956, Romer 1966, Roxo 1937, Rozhdestvensky 1977, Russell 1984, Ryan and Currie 1998, Sereno 1997, Sereno 1998, Sereno 1999, Sereno 2000, Sues and Galton 1982, Swinton 1970, Tatarinov 1964, Tereschenko 2007, Tereschenko and Alifanov 2003, Thulborn 1971, You and Dodson 2003 and Zhao 1983

Sister taxa: Aquilops, Archaeoceratops, Archaeoceratopsidae, Auroraceratops, Ceratopsomorpha, Coronosauria, Graciliceratops, Helioceratops, Koreaceratops, Leptoceratopsidae, Liaoceratops, Mosaiceratops, Protoceratopoidea, Yamaceratops

Subtaxa: Asiaceratopsinae Magnirostris

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Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of China (5 collections), Mongolia (13), Uzbekistan (1)

Total: 19 collections including 20 occurrences

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