Ajkaceratops

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Ajkaceratops
Temporal range: Late Cretaceous, Santonian
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Holotype fused rostral and premaxillae
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Dinosauria
Order: Ornithischia
Family: Bagaceratopidae
Genus: Ajkaceratops
Ősi et al., 2010
Species:
A. kozmai
Binomial name
Ajkaceratops kozmai
Ősi et al., 2010

Ajkaceratops (pronounced "oi-ka-se-ra-tops") is a genus of ceratopsian dinosaur described in 2010. It lived in the Cretaceous period in what is now Europe, in what was back then the Tethyan archipelago. It is a ceratopsian, and is beaked. Ceratops means "horned face" in Greek.

The generic name, Ajkaceratops, honors Ajka, a town in Hungary where the fossils where found.

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Description[change | change source]

The Ajkaceratops has a skull that looks a lot like a Protoceratops skull, except that it has a hump near the beak. The body is slender and long, compared to the skull. The tail is very short for its size.