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What is Chasmosaurinae?

Pronunciation: kas-mo-sor-uh-nay
Author: Lawrence Lambe
Year: 1915
Meaning: Cleft lizards (see etymology)
Locomotion: Quadrupedal (four legs)
Synonyms: Ceratopsinae (Marsh, 1888)
[Sereno, 2005]Definition
The most inclusive clade including Chasmosaurus belli but not Centrosaurus apertus.
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Previously known as Ceratopsinae.

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Etymology
Chasmosaurinae is derived from the Greek "khasma" (wide opening/chasm/cleft) and "sauros" (lizard), named for the huge openings (fenestrae) in their frills, and their relationship to Chasmosaurus—the cleft lizard.
Relationships
References
Richard Swann Lull (1933) "A revision of the Ceratopsia or horned dinosaurs (Peabody Museum of Natural History Memoirs)".
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Atkinson, L. "DinoChecker FAQ entry :: What is Chasmosaurinae?"
http://www.dinochecker.com/dinosaurfaqs/what-is-chasmosaurinae›. Web access: 20th Oct 2017.
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