Helioceratops

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Helioceratops
Temporal range: Middle Cretaceous
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Superorder: Dinosauria
Order: Ornithischia
Suborder: Ceratopsia
Family: Archaeoceratopsidae
Genus: Helioceratops
Jin L. et al., 2009
Species
  • H. brachygnathus Jin L. et al., 2009

Helioceratops is a genus of neoceratopsian dinosaur from the Middle Cretaceous of China. The type species is H. brachygnathus, described in 2009 by a group of paleontologists led by Jin Liyong. Helioceratops was discovered in the Quantou Formation of China's eastern Jilin province and is known mostly from skull fragments. It reached a length of around 1.3 m (4.3 ft) and may have shared its habitat with Changchunsaurus.[1][2]

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  1. ^ Paul, Gregory S. The Princeton Field Guide to Dinosaurs. Princeton University Press, 2010.
  2. ^ Jin Liyong; Chen Jun, Zan Shuqin and Pascal Godefroit; Zan, Shuqin; Godefroit, Pascal (2009). "A New Basal Neoceratopsian Dinosaur from the Middle Cretaceous of Jilin Province, China". Acta Geologica Sinica. 83 (2): 200. doi:10.1111/j.1755-6724.2009.00023.x. 

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