Ceratopsia


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Noun1.Ceratopsia - horned dinosaurs
animal order - the order of animals
Marginocephalia, marginocephalian, suborder Marginocephalia - includes boneheaded (pachycephalosaurs) and horned (ceratopsian) dinosaurs
ceratopsian, horned dinosaur - any of several four-footed herbivorous dinosaurs with enormous beaked skulls; of the late Cretaceous in North America and Mongolia
Ceratopsidae, family Ceratopsidae - American ceratopsian dinosaurs
genus Protoceratops - small horned dinosaurs
genus Triceratops - genus of herbivorous horned dinosaurs
genus Styracosaurus - genus of horned dinosaurs
genus Psittacosaurus - most primitive genus of horned dinosaurs; early Cretaceous
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Hundreds of samples have been collected which show it was a beaked plant-eater, an early representative of the Ceratopsia, which had later relatives with great neck frills and face horns, such as Triceratops.
Their analysis places Auroraceratops, which lived roughly 115 million years ago, as an early member of the group Ceratopsia, or horned dinosaurs, the same group to which Triceratops belongs.
Ceratopsia or the herbivorous group of dinosaurs that thrived during the Cretaceous period may have developed facial elaborate horns and frills in order to attract mates, a group of scientists exploring the past of the now-extinct animal has suggested.