Bainoceratops

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Bainoceratops
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Bainoceratops
Binomial name
Bainoceratops efremovi
Tereschenko & Alifanov, 2003

Bainoceratops (Bain: mountain, keras: horn, ops: face) is a genus of ceratopsian dinosaur from the late Campanian in the Late Cretaceous. This ceratopsian was first described by Tereschenko and Alifanov in 2003. Its fossils were found in southern Mongolia.

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Bainoceratops belonged to the Ceratopsia, a group of herbivorous dinosaurs with parrot-like beaks which thrived in North America and Asia during the Cretaceous Period, which ended roughly 66 million years ago.

The holotype and only specimen of Bainoceratops is a vertebral column. Even so, enough features are present to distinguish it from Protoceratops and show that it is more closely related to Udanoceratops tschizhovi

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  • Tereschenko, VS & Alifanov, VR (2003). "Bainoceratops efremovi, a new protoceratopid dinosaur (Protoceratopidae, Neoceratopsia) from the Bain-Dzak Locality (South Mongolia)". Paleontological Journal. 37 (3): 293–302.

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