(Gobi horned face).
Named By: V. R. Alifanov - 2008.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Dinosauria, Ornithischia, Ceratopsia, Bagaceratopidae.
Species: G. minutus (type).
Size: Skull 3.5 centimetres long.
Known locations: Mongolia - Barun Goyot Formation.
Time period: Campanian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Skull and dentary (lower jaw) of a juvenile.
Named after the Gobi Desert, Gobiceratops seems to have been a small bagaceratopsid ceratopsian, though since the genus is only known from a juveniles skull, the full adult size is uncertain. Despite this, Gobiceratops may have been a close relative of Bagaceratops.
- The tiny horned dinosaur Gobiceratops minutus gen. et sp. nov. (Bagaceratopidae, Neoceratopsia) from the Upper Cretaceous of Mongolia. - Paleontological Journal 42(6):621-633. - V. R. Alifanov - 2008.