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Temporal range: Late Cretaceous, 85–71 Ma
Gobiceratops BW.jpg
Life restoration of Gobiceratops minutus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Clade: Dinosauria
Order: Ornithischia
Parvorder: Coronosauria
Family: Bagaceratopidae
Alifanov, 2003
Type species
Bagaceratops rozhdestvenskyi
Maryanska & Osmólska, 1975

Bagaceratopidae is a family of neoceratopsian dinosaurs. It was named by Alifanov in 2003 but no definition has been proposed.[1] Because of lacking of the definition, Bagaceratopidae was considered inactive by Paul Sereno in 2005.[2] Alifanov in 2003 classified to this family four genera: Bagaceratops, Breviceratops, Lamaceratops and Platyceratops[1] and in a publication from 2008 he included in Bagaceratopidae also Magnirostris and newly described genus Gobiceratops. Alifanov suggested also that Bagaceratopidae, unlike other neoceratopsian families, is of Paleoasiatic origin.[3]

Bagaceratopids existed during the late Cretaceous period, between about 85.8 and 70.6 million years ago.[4]

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  1. ^ a b Alifanov, Vladimir (2003). "Two new dinosaurs of the Infraorder Neoceratopsia (Ornithischia) from the Upper Cretaceous of the Nemegt Depression, Mongolian People's Republic". Paleontological Journal. 37 (5): 524–535. 
  2. ^ Sereno, P. C. (2005). "Bagaceratopidae". Taxon Search. Retrieved 2009-04-14. 
  3. ^ Alifanov, Vladimir (2008). "The tiny horned dinosaur Gobiceratops minutus gen. et sp. nov. (Bagaceratopidae, Neoceratopsia) from the Upper Cretaceous of Mongolia". Paleontological Journal. 42 (6): 49–60. doi:10.1134/S0031030108060087. 
  4. ^ Holtz, Thomas R. Jr. (2011) Dinosaurs: The Most Complete, Up-to-Date Encyclopedia for Dinosaur Lovers of All Ages, Winter 2010 Appendix.