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What is Ceratopsia?

Pronunciation: SER-a-top-see-uh
Author: O.C. Marsh
Year: (1890)
Etymology: Horn faces (see etymology)
Locomotion: Bi and Quadrupedal (2 and 4 legs)
Synonyms: Ceratopia (Charig 1979) = spelling variant
[Sereno, 2005]Definition
The most inclusive clade including Triceratops horridus but not Heterodontosaurus tucki, Ankylosaurus magniventris, Hypsilophodon foxii, Pachycephalosaurus wyomingensis.
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Etymology
Ceratopsia is derived from the Greek "keras" (horn), "ops" (face), and "ia" (neuter plural), named for the various shaped and sized horns on their noses and brows.
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References
Richard Swann Lull (1933) "A revision of the Ceratopsia or horned dinosaurs (Peabody Museum of Natural History Memoirs)".
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