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JUDICERATOPS

a plant-eating chasmosaurine ceratopsid dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous of North America.
Pronunciation: JOO-dee-SEH-ruh-tops
Meaning: Judith (river) horn face
Author/s: Longrich (2013)
Synonyms: None known
First Discovery: Montana, USA
Chart Position: 676

Judiceratops tigris

(Judith River horn face, named in honor of Princeton)Etymology
Judiceratops is derived from "Judith" (for the Judith River Formation) and the Greek "keras" (horn) and "ops" (face). The species epithet, tigris, is a tribute to the researchers who found the fossils and handed them over to the Peabody Museum at Yale. Those researchers were from Princeton, whose mascot is the tiger (or "tigris" in Latin).
Discovery
The remains of Judiceratops were discovered at "Skull Crest" in the Judith River Formation (Montana Group), northwest of Havre, Hill County, Montana, USA, in the 1970s.
The holotype (YPM VPPU 022404) is a partial skull. Referred material includes YPM VPPU 023262 (a partial frill and brow horn tips) and YPM VPPU 023411 (a partial frill). YPM VPPU 023261 (a fragmentary subadult skull) was assigned here too based solely on provenance: it does seem to be a chasmosaurine of some stamp, but has no features in common with Judiceratops.
Estimations
Timeline:
Era: Mesozoic
Epoch: Late Cretaceous
Stage: Campanian
Age range: 84-71 mya
Stats:
Est. max. length: ?
Est. max. hip height: ?
Est. max. weight: ?
Diet: Herbivore
References
• Longrich N R (2013) "Judiceratops tigris, a New Horned Dinosaur from the Middle Campanian Judith River Formation of Montana". Bulletin of the Peabody Museum of Natural History 54(1): 51-65.
• Campbell JA (2015) "A reassessment of the horned dinosaur Judiceratops tigris (Ornithischia: Ceratopsidae) from the Upper Cretaceous (Campanian) of Montana, USA". Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 52(2): 85-95.
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