Pronunciation: WAH-lee-un-SEH-ruh-tops Meaning: Ornamental horn face Author/s: Han et al. (2015) Synonyms: None known First Discovery: Xinjiang, China Chart Position: 730
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(Ornamental horn face from Wucaiwan)EtymologyHualianceratops is derived from "Hualian" (ornamental, referring to the texture found on most parts of the skull) and the Greek "ceras" (horned) and "-ops" (face).
The species epithet, wucaiwanensis, means "from Wucaiwan" in Latin.
DiscoveryThe remains of Hualianceratops were discovered in fluvial mudstones of the Wucaiwan ("five color bay" in Chinese) locality, in the same part of the Shishugou Formation as Yinlong, Junggar Basin, Xinjiang, China, in 2002.
The holotype (IVPP V18641) includes skull and jaw bones, a nearly complete left foot, and some skeletal fragments.