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What is Ceratopsidae?

Pronunciation: SEH-ruh-TOP-suh-day
Author: O.C. Marsh
Year: 1888
Etymology: Horn face family
Locomotion: Quadrupedal (four legs)
Synonyms: Agathaumidae (Cope, 1891)
Ceratopidae (Kuhn 1967) = spelling variant
Pachyrhinosauridae (Sternberg, 1950)?
[Sereno, 2005]Definition
The least inclusive clade including Triceratops horridus and Centrosaurus apertus.
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Etymology
Ceratopsidae is derived from the Greek "keras" (horn), "ops" (face) and "-idae" (family).
Relationships
References
• Richard Swann Lull (1933) "A revision of the Ceratopsia or horned dinosaurs (Peabody Museum of Natural History Memoirs)".
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