Named By: Yiming He, Peter J. Makovicky, Kebai Wang, Chen Shuqing, Corwin Sullivan, Fenglu Han, Xing XuMichael J. Ryan, David C. Evans, Philip J. Currie, Caleb M. Brown & Don Brinkman - 2015.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Dinosauria, Ornithischia, Ceratopsia, Leptoceratopsidae.
Species: I. zhuchengensis (type).
Known locations: China, Shandong Province.
Time period: Late Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Hip as well as some sacral (hip) and anterior caudal (tail) vertebra ae well as femur, fibula and tibia (rear leg bones).
Ischioceratops is a genus of small ceratopsian dinosaur that lived in what is now China during the late Cretaceous. Ischioceratops is a rare example of a ceratopsian dinosaur being named without any skull fossils. This has been possible in this case because the hip structure of Ischioceratops is quite unlike any other ceratopsian genus that we currently know about. Although the exact size is uncertain at the time of writing, the holotype individual of Ischioceratops would have been a small animal, no more than a couple of meters long at most.
- A New Leptoceratopsid (Ornithischia, Ceratopsia) with a Unique ischium from the Upper Cretaceous of Shandong Province, China. - Yiming He, Peter J. Makovicky, Kebai Wang, Chen Shuqing, Corwin Sullivan, Fenglu Han, Xing XuMichael J. Ryan, David C. Evans, Philip J. Currie, Caleb M. Brown & Don Brinkman - 2015.