Paleontological Journal

, 42:621

The tiny horned dinosaur Gobiceratops minutus gen. et sp. nov. (Bagaceratopidae, Neoceratopsia) from the Upper Cretaceous of Mongolia

Authors

    • Paleontological InstituteRussian Academy of Sciences
Article

DOI: 10.1134/S0031030108060087

Cite this article as:
Alifanov, V.R. Paleontol. J. (2008) 42: 621. doi:10.1134/S0031030108060087

Abstract

A new horned dinosaur, Gobiceratops minutus gen. et sp. nov. (Bagaceratopidae, Neoceratopsia), from the Upper Cretaceous Baruungoyot Formation of the Khermin Tsav locality (southern Mongolia) is described based on a 3.5-cm-long skull. The nasal included in the orbital border suggests relationship between the new taxon and Bagaceratops rozdestvenskyi. It is proposed that, unlike other neoceratopsian families, the family Bagaceratopidae is of Paleoasiatic origin.

Key words

DinosauriaNeoceratopsiaBagaceratopidaeUpper CretaceousMongolia

Copyright information

© Pleiades Publishing, Ltd. 2008