Name: Bainoceratops ‭(‬Mountain horned face‭)‬.
Phonetic: Bay-noe-seh-rah-tops.
Named By: V.‭ ‬S.‭ ‬Tereschenko‭ & ‬V.‭ ‬R.‭ ‬Alifanov‭ ‬-‭ ‬2003.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ Ornithischia, Ceratopsia, ‬Protoceratopsidae.
Species: B.‭ ‬efremovi‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: ‭U‬nknown due to a severe lack of fossil remains.
Known locations: Mongolia‭ ‬-‭ ‬Djadochta Formation.
Time period: Campanian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial vertebral column.

       Bainoceratops was described as a genus of protoceratopsid ceratopsian.‭ ‬However the genus has only been described from a partial vertebral column,‭ ‬and although this has previously been seen to be enough to distinguish Bainoceratops from other genera,‭ ‬some authors now consider Bainoceratops to actually be a synonym to the much more famous Protoceratops,‭ ‬a genus that was also active at the same time and location where the Bainoceratops type material was recovered from.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Bainoceratops efremovi,‭ ‬a new protoceratopid dinosaur‭ (‬Protoceratopidae,‭ ‬Neoceratopsia‭) ‬from the Bain-Dzak Locality‭ (‬South Mongolia‭) ‬-‭ ‬V.‭ ‬S.‭ ‬Tereschenko‭ & ‬V.‭ ‬R.‭ ‬Alifanov‭ ‬-‭ ‬2003.


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