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Eotriceratops xerinsularis

Reptilia - Ceratopsidae

Taxonomy
Eotriceratops xerinsularis was named by Wu et al. (2007). Its type specimen is RTMP 2002.57.5, a partial skeleton, and it is not a trace fossil. Its type locality is Eotriceratops type, Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincal Park, which is in a Maastrichtian terrestrial shale in the Horseshoe Canyon Formation of Canada. It is the type species of Eotriceratops.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2007Eotriceratops xerinsularis Wu et al. p. 1245 figs. 2, 5-13
2008Eotriceratops xerinsularis Hunt and Lehman p. 1132
2010Eotriceratops xerinsularis Longrich p. 692 fig. 10
2010Eotriceratops xerinsularis Sullivan and Lucas p. 178
2013Eotriceratops xerinsularis Longrich p. 57
2014Eotriceratops xerinsularis Longrich p. 303

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1874
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
subclassSarcopterygii()
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
subclassAmphibiosauriaKuhn 1967
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Sauropsida
classReptilia
subclassEureptilia()
Romeriida
RankNameAuthor
Diapsida()
Archosauromorpha(Huene 1946)
Crocopoda
ArchosauriformesGauthier 1986
Eucrocopoda
Archosauria()
informalAvemetatarsalia
Ornithodira
Dinosauromorpha
Dinosauriformes
Dinosauria()
Ornithischia()
Genasauria
Cerapoda
Marginocephalia
Ceratopsia()
familyCeratopsidae
subfamilyChasmosaurinae
Triceratopsini
genusEotriceratops
speciesxerinsularis

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Eotriceratops xerinsularis Wu et al. 2007
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Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: hydroxyapatiteo
Entire body: yeso
Adult length: 10 to < 100o
Adult width: 1.0 to < 10o
Adult height: 1.0 to < 10o
Architecture: compact or denseo
Ontogeny: accretion, modification of partso
Grouping: gregariouso
Environment: terrestrialsubo
Locomotion: actively mobileo
Life habit: ground dwellingsubo
Diet: herbivoresubo
Reproduction: oviparouso
Dispersal: direct/internalo
Dispersal 2: mobileo
Created: 2005-09-15 11:08:09
Modified: 2005-09-15 13:08:09
Source: subo = suborder, o = order
References: Marsh 1875, Norman and Weishampel 1991

Age range: Late/Upper Maastrichtian or 70.60000 to 66.00000 Ma

Collections: one only


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Late/Upper Maastrichtian70.6 - 66.0Canada (Alberta) Eotriceratops xerinsularis (type locality: 75475)