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Temporal range: Late Cretaceous
Gobi skelleton.jpg
Known elements
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Dinosauria
Order: Ornithischia
Family: Bagaceratopidae
Genus: Gobiceratops
Alifanov, 2008
Type species
Gobiceratops minutus
Alifanov, 2008

Gobiceratops is a genus of ceratopsian dinosaur from the Upper Cretaceous of Mongolia. It is based on a skull that is 3.5 centimeters (1.4 inches) long, from the Khermin Tsav locality in the Barun Goyot Formation of southern Mongolia; the type individual was young. Gobiceratops is thought to have been related to Bagaceratops, and a member of Bagaceratopidae. It was described in 2008 by Alifanov. The type species is G. minutus.[1]

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  1. ^ Alifanov, V.R. (2008). "The tiny horned dinosaur Gobiceratops minutus gen. et sp. nov (Bagaceratopidae, Neoceratopsia) from the Upper Cretaceous of Mongolia". Paleontological Journal. 42 (6): 621–633. doi:10.1134/S0031030108060087.