Magnirostris

Name: Magnirostris ‭(‬large beak‭)‬.
Phonetic: Mag-ne-ros-triss.
Named By: You H.-L.‭ & ‬Dong Zhiming‭ ‬-‭ ‬2003.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Ornithischia,‭ ‬Ceratopsidae,‭ ‬Protoceratopsidae.
Species: M.‭ ‬dodsoni‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Uncertain due to lack of remains.
Known locations: Mongolia.
Time period: Campanian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial skull and mandibles.

       Magnirostris was a protoceratopsid dinosaur that would have been similar to the much more famous‭ ‬Protoceratops.‭ ‬Magnirostris was named after the unusually large beak that can be clearly appreciated in the holotype specimen.‭ ‬There has been suggestion that the Magnirostris holotype may in fact belong to the Bagaceratops genus.‭ ‬The thinking behind this is that the large form of the beak may simply be a product of the preservation process and was distorted as it was fossilised.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A new protoceratopsid‭ (‬Dinosauria:‭ ‬Neoceratopsia‭) ‬from the Late Cretaceous of Inner Mongolia,‭ ‬China,‭ ‬You H.-L.‭ & ‬Dong Zhiming



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