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What is Bagaceratopsidae?

Pronunciation: BAH-gah-SER-a-tops-uh-day
Author: Alifanov
Year: 2003
Etymology: Bagaceratops + Greek "idae" (family)
Locomotion: Quadrupedal (four legs)
Synonyms: None known
Definition
No official definition.
About
Vladimir Alifanov coined Bagaceratopsidae in 2003 for a clade which included Bagaceratops, Breviceratops, Lamaceratops and Platyceratops but never proposed an official definition. In 2008 he added Magnirostris and Gobiceratops, but still no definition. Funnily enough, all of them may be growth stages of Bagaceratops.

Bagaceratopsids are neoceratopsians, but until someone decides which features allow entry there's not a lot more to say.

Click here to view Dinochecker's A-Z list of Bagaceratopsids.
Relationships
References
• Vladimir Alifanov (2003) "Two new dinosaurs of the Infraorder Neoceratopsia (Ornithischia) from the Upper Cretaceous of the Nemegt Depression, Mongolian People's Republic".
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