Name: Yamaceratops ‭(‬Yama horned face‭)‬.
Phonetic: Yah-mah-seh-rah-tops.
Named By: Peter J.‭ ‬Makovicky‭ & ‬Mark A.‭ ‬Norell‭ ‬-‭ ‬2006.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Ornithischia, Ceratopsia.
Species: Y.‭ ‬dorngobiensis‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Uncertain.
Known locations: Mongolia.
Time period: Late Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial skull.‭ ‬Possibly also a fossilised egg and embryo.

       Yamaceratops is a genus of primitive ceratopsian dinosaur that when first described was thought to have lived in the early Cretaceous,‭ ‬though later study has now revealed Yamaceratops to‭ ‬have lived during the late Cretaceous.‭ ‬Yamaceratops is named after Yama,‭ ‬a Tibetan Buddhist deity combined‭ ‘‬ceratops‭' ‬which means horned face.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Yamaceratops dorngobiensis,‭ ‬a new primitive ceratopsian‭ (‬Dinosauria:‭ ‬Ornithischia‭) ‬from the Cretaceous of Mongolia.‭ ‬-‭ ‬American Museum Novitates‭ ‬3530:‭ ‬1‭–‬42.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Peter J.‭ ‬Makovicky‭ & ‬Mark A.‭ ‬Norell‭ ‬-‭ ‬2006.
-‭ ‬Digital preparation of a probable neoceratopsian preserved within an egg,‭ ‬with comments on microstructural anatomy of ornithischian eggshells.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Naturwissenschaften‭ ‬95‭ (‬6‭)‬:‭ ‬493‭–‬500‭ ‬-‭ ‬A.‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Balanoff,‭ ‬M.‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Norell,‭ ‬G.‭ ‬Grellet-Tinner‭ & ‬M.‭ ‬R.‭ ‬Lewin‭ ‬-‭ ‬2008.
-‭ ‬Assignment of Yamaceratops dorngobiensis and associated redbeds at Shine Us Khudag‭ (‬eastern Gobi,‭ ‬Dorngobi Province,‭ ‬Mongolia‭) ‬to the restricted Javkhlant Formation‭ (‬Upper Cretaceous‭)‬.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology‭ ‬29‭ (‬1‭)‬:‭ ‬295‭–‬302.‭ ‬-‭ ‬David A.‭ ‬Eberth,‭ ‬Yoshitsugu Kobayashi,‭ ‬Yuong-Nam Lee,‭ ‬Octávio Mateus,‭ ‬François Therrien,‭ ‬Darla K.‭ ‬Zelenitsky‭ & ‬Mark A.‭ ‬Norell‭ ‬-‭ ‬2009.


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