Asiaceratops

Name: Asiaceratops ‭(‬Asian horned face‭)‬.
Phonetic: A-se-ah-seh-rah-tops.
Named By: L.A.‭ ‬Nessov,‭ ‬L F.‭ ‬Kaznyshkina‭ & ‬G.O.‭ ‬Cherepanov‭ ‬-‭ ‬1989.
Synonyms: Microceratus sulcidens.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Ornithischia,‭ ‬Marginocephalia,‭ ‬Ceratopsia, Leptoceratopsidae.
Species: A.‭ ‬salsopaludalis‭ (‬type‭)‬,‭ ‬A.‭ ‬sulcidens.‭
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Uncertain.
Known locations: China,‭ ‬Mongolia and Uzbekistan‭ ‬-‭ ‬Khodzhakul Formation.
Time period: Cenomanian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial fragmentary remains of several individuals.

       Very little‭ ‬is known about Asiaceratops because the currently known fossils of this dinosaur are so fragmentary that some researchers have even questioned the validity of the genus. Until more studies clarify the matter, Asiaceratops is tentatively regarded to be a leptoceratopsid ceratopsian dinosaur.

Further reading
-‭ [‬Mesozoic ceratopsian dinosaurs and crocodiles of central Asia‭]‬.‭ ‬In:‭ ‬Bogdanova and Khozatskii‭ (‬eds.‭)‬,‭ ‬Theoretical and Applied Aspects of Modern Palaeontology pp‭ ‬144-154.‭ ‬-‭ ‬L.A.‭ ‬Nessov,‭ ‬L F.‭ ‬Kaznyshkina‭ & ‬G.O.‭ ‬Cherepanov‭ ‬-‭ ‬1989.



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