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HUALIANCERATOPS

a plant-eating chaoyangsaurid ceratopsian dinosaur from the Late Jurassic of China.
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

Hualianceratops wucaiwanensis

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(Ornamental horn face from Wucaiwan)Etymology
Hualianceratops 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.
Discovery
The 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.
Estimations
Timeline:
Era: Mesozoic
Epoch: Late Jurassic
Stage: Oxfordian
Age range: 162-160 mya
Stats:
Est. max. length: ?
Est. max. hip height: ?
Est. max. weight: ?
Diet: Herbivore
Family Tree:
Dinosauria
Ornithischia
Cerapoda
Marginocephalia
Ceratopsia
Chaoyangsauridae
Hualianceratops
wucaiwanensis
References
• Han F, Forster CA, Clark JM, Xu X (2015) "A New Taxon of Basal Ceratopsian from China and the Early Evolution of Ceratopsia". PLoS ONE 10(12): e0143369. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0143369.
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Atkinson, L. "HUALIANCERATOPS :: from DinoChecker's dinosaur archive".
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