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What is Neoceratopsia?

Pronunciation: NEE-o-SER-a-top-see-uh
Author: Paul C. Sereno
Year: 1986
Meaning: New ceratopsians (see etymology)
Locomotion: Bi and Quadrupedal (two and four legs)
Synonyms: None known
Definition: Sereno 2005
The most inclusive clade including Triceratops horridus but not Psittacosaurus mongoliensis.
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Etymology
Neoceratopsia is derived from the Greek "neos" (new), "ceras" (horned) and "ops" (face).
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References
• A.M. Balanoff, M.A. Norell, G. Grellet-Tinner, and M.R. Lewin (2008) "Digital Preparation of a Probable Neoceratopsian Preserved Within an Egg, with Comments on Microstructural Anatomy of Ornithischian Eggshells".
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