Name: Platyceratops ‭(‬Flat horned face‭)‬.
Phonetic: Plat-e-seh-rah-tops.
Named By: V.‭ ‬R.‭ ‬Alifanov‭ ‬-‭ ‬2003.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Ornithischia,‭ ‬Ceratopsia.
Species: P.‭ ‬tatarinovi‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Roughly estimated to be about‭ ‬1‭ ‬meter long.
Known locations: Mongolia‭ ‬-‭ ‬Barun Goyot Formation.
Time period: Santonian/Campanian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Skull.

       Platyceratops is a genus of ceratopsian dinosaur that has a noted similarity to the genus Bagaceratops,‭ ‬with some researchers even considering that the two genera may actually be synonymous with one another.‭ ‬However,‭ ‬the skull of Platyceratops is noted as being quite a bit‭ ‬larger than what is known for Bagaceratops,‭ ‬so it‭ ‬remains to be seen what comes from future studies concerning the genus.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Two new dinosaurs of the infraorder Neoceratopsia‭ (‬Ornithischia‭) ‬from the Upper Cretaceous of the Nemegt Depression,‭ ‬Mongolian People's Republic.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Paleontological Journal‭ ‬37‭(‬5‭)‬:524-534‭ ‬-‭ ‬V.‭ ‬R.‭ ‬Alifanov‭ ‬-‭ ‬2003.


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