Notoceratops

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Notoceratops
Temporal range: Late Cretaceous
Notoceratops mandible.jpg
Mandible.
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Notoceratops

Tapia, 1918
Species
  • Notoceratops bonarellii, Tapia, 1918
  • Notoceratops huananensis, Friets, 2017

Notoceratops (meaning "southern horned face") was a ceratopsian dinosaur known only from a late Cretaceous jaw bone. Notoceratops walked on four sturdy legs, had a large head, a bulky body, a parrot-like beak, cheek teeth, and a small frill on its head.

Discovery[change | change source]

Notoceratops was named by Augusto Tapia in 1918 from a partial lower jaw found in Chubut, Argentina. This original Notoceratops bonarelli is missing and there is some doubt as to whether or not this fossil was actually a ceratopsian.