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Protoceratopsidae

Reptilia - Protoceratopsidae

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1923Protoceratopsidae Granger and Gregory p. 4
1925Protoceratopsidae Gregory and Mook p. 4
1933Protoceratopsidae Lull p. 74
1937Protoceratopsidae Roxo p. 65
1942Protoceratopsidae Brown and Schlaikjer p. 2
1946Protoceratopsidae Kuhn p. 66
1948Protoceratopsidae Huene p. 95
1950Protoceratopsidae Huene p. 351
1953Protoceratopsidae Bohlin p. 13
1956Protoceratopsidae Romer p. 637
1959Protoceratopsidae Huene p. 122
1963Protoceratopsidae Parsch p. 4
1964Protoceratopsidae Kuhn p. 52
1964Protoceratopsidae Tatarinov p. 578
1966Protoceratopsidae Kuhn p. 106
1966Protoceratopsidae Romer p. 370
1970Protoceratopsidae Swinton p. 254
1971Protoceratopsidae Thulborn pp. 77-78 fig. 4
1975Protoceratopsidae Maryanska and Osmólska p. 137
1977Protoceratopsidae Rozhdestvensky p. 114
1980Protoceratopsidae Ostrom p. 23
1981Protoceratopsidae McIntosh p. 40
1982Protoceratopsidae Sues and Galton p. 189
1983Protoceratopsidae Zhao p. 300
1984Protoceratopsidae Norman p. 160 fig. 2
1984Protoceratopsidae Russell p. 29
1985Protoceratopsidae Cooper p. 292
1985Protoceratopsidae Maryanska and Osmólska pp. 143-144 fig. 1
1986Protoceratopsidae Bakker p. 461
1986Protoceratopsidae Ostrom and Wellnhofer p. 116
1988Protoceratopsidae Carroll
1990Protoceratopsidae Dodson p. 578
1990Protoceratopsidae Dodson and Currie p. 611
1995Protoceratopsidae Nessov p. 52
1997Protoceratopsidae Dodson p. 473–474
1997Protoceratopsidae Sereno p. 443
1998Protoceratopsidae Chinnery and Weishampel p. 578 fig. 10
1998Protoceratopsidae Ryan and Currie p. 821
1998Protoceratopsidae Sereno p. 62
1999Protoceratopsidae Sereno p. 2138 fig. 2
2000Protoceratopsidae Sereno p. 482
2001Protoceratopsidae Lambert et al. pp. 7, 18
2001Protoceratopsidae Makovicky p. 254 fig. 18.3
2003Protoceratopidae Tereschenko and Alifanov p. 293
2003Protoceratopsidae You and Dodson
2004Protoceratopsidae Chinnery pp. 584-585 fig. 9
2007Protoceratopsidae Ott p. 214
2007Protoceratopidae Tereschenko p. 175
2008Protoceratopsidae Butler et al. p. 8

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Sauropsida
classReptilia
subclassEureptilia()
Romeriida
Diapsida()
RankNameAuthor
Eosuchia()
Neodiapsida
SauriaGauthier 1984
Archosauromorpha(Huene 1946)
Crocopoda
ArchosauriformesGauthier 1986
Eucrocopoda
Archosauria()
informalAvemetatarsalia
Ornithodira
Dinosauromorpha
Dinosauriformes
Dinosauria()
Ornithischia()
Neornithischia()
Clypeodonta
Cerapoda
Marginocephalia
Ceratopsia()
infraorderNeoceratopsia
familyProtoceratopsidae
familyProtoceratopsidae

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.

Diagnosis
ReferenceDiagnosis
F. v. Huene 1948Few teeth in posteiror part of premaxilla; 1-2 rows of single rooted teeth in jaws; large preorbit; two pairs of large temporal fossae; frontals and parietals in exterior roof of skull; short high mandibles; relatively long pubis.
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
Maximum body mass: 10 kgg
Minimum body mass: 3 kgg
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: g = genus, subo = suborder, o = order
References: Kiessling 2004, Peczkis 1995, Norman and Weishampel 1991, Marsh 1875

Age range: base of the Barremian to the top of the Late/Upper Campanian or 129.40000 to 70.60000 Ma

Collections (19 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Barremian - Aptian129.4 - 113.0China (Gansu) Microceratops sulcidens (50727)
Cenomanian100.5 - 93.9Uzbekistan (Karakalpakistan) Protoceratopsidae indet. (64098)
Late/Upper Cretaceous100.5 - 66.0China (Shanxi) Microceratops gobiensis (71840)
Campanian83.6 - 72.1Mongolia (Omnogov) Dinosauria indet. (37022) Protoceratopsidae indet. (11582 13776 127678)
Campanian83.6 - 72.1Mongolia (Omnogov Aimak) Protoceratopsidae indet. (68517)
Campanian83.6 - 72.1China (Nei Mongol) Magnirostris dodsoni (94372) Protoceratopsidae indet. (68378)
Campanian83.6 - 72.1Mongolia (Dornogov) Protoceratopsidae indet. (108345)
Campanian - Maastrichtian83.6 - 66.0Mongolia (Omnogov) Dinosauria indet. (37010)
Campanian - Maastrichtian83.6 - 66.0China (Nei Mongol) Microceratops gobiensis (50733)
Late/Upper Campanian83.5 - 70.6Mongolia (Omnogov) Protoceratopsidae indet. (118259)
Late/Upper Campanian83.5 - 70.6Mongolia (Omnogovi) Protoceratopsidae indet. (58105)
Middle Campanian83.5 - 70.6Mongolia (Omnogov) Protoceratopsidae indet. (28243 169261)
Late/Upper Campanian - Early/Lower Maastrichtian83.5 - 66.0Mongolia (Omnogov) Protoceratopsidae indet. (168983)
Maastrichtian72.1 - 66.0Mongolia (Omnogov) Protoceratopsidae indet. (55258)